The DuSable Museum of African American History

Available Spaces

Available Spaces

Your special event requires a special setting. The DuSable Museum of African American History provides an outstanding backdrop for meetings, parties, receptions and many other types of special events.

Your guests can enjoy your event in the beautiful historic surroundings of the several galleries available to you.

All DuSable Museum facilities are handicap accessible.

Space Descriptions-The Original Museum

The Bust Gallery
Capacity: 50 persons
Cost: $600.00 for 4 hours $150.00 each additional hour

The Ames Auditorium
Capacity: 100 persons
Cost: $1,500.00 for 4 hours $300.00 each additional hour *Includes: Audio Visual , Sound & Lighting Package

The Atrium Gallery
Capacity: 100 persons
Cost: $1,000.00 for 4 hours $300.00 each additional hour

The Bust Gallery & Ames Auditorium
Capacity: 150 persons
Cost: $2,000.00 for 4 hours $300.00 each additional hour *Includes: Audio Visual , Sound & Lighting Package

Rental Areas Include:
  • Custom room arrangement
  • Limited number of tables and chairs
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Security, Technician, & Maintenance service
  • Limited Free Parking
  • Two hour set-up time
  • Special not-for-profit rates available

Space Descriptions- The Harold Washington Wing

Harold Washington Skylight Gallery Level 1
Capacity: 250 persons
Cost: $1,600.00 for 4 hours $400.00 each additional hour

Harold Washington Skylight Gallery Level 2
Capacity: 450 persons
Cost: $2,400.00 for 4 hours $600.00 each additional hour

Entire Harold Washington Skylight Gallery Levels 1 & 2
Capacity: 650 persons
Cost: $3,600.00 for 4 hours $800.00 each additional hour

Illinois Black Legislators’ Auditorium & Lobby
Capacity: 445 persons
Cost: $2,500.00 for 4 hours $500.00 each additional hour
Rehearsal Cost: $500.00 per hour *Includes: Audio Visual , Concert Sound & Lighting Package

Illinois Black Legislators’ Theater Lobby
Capacity: 150 persons
Cost: $1,000.00 for 4 hours $300.00 each additional hour

Illinois Black Legislators’ Auditorium/Harold Washington Skylight Gallery level 1
Capacity: 445 persons
Cost: $3,600.00 for 4 hours $700.00 each additional hour

Rental Areas Include:

  • Custom room arrangement
  • Limited number of tables and chairs
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Security, Technician, & Maintenance service
  • Limited Free Parking
  • Special not-for-profit rates available

Reflective of new rates, as of March 2010.