The DuSable Museum of African American History

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“Giving leaves an imprint that endures for forever” – African Proverb

Thank you for your interest in DuSable Museum of African American History. As a pioneering, 501(c) 3 institution, dedicated to the preservation and presentation of African and African American culture, we invite you to create a reciprocal relationship with us. Your invaluable investment in our mission to enrich the consciousness of our communities and enhance the overall appreciation of the African American experience, affords us a unique opportunity to:

  • To integrate African American art, expression and history into the fabric of our community at large, through educational programs and workshops for children, seniors, and families;
  • To create peerless and germane exhibitions which embody the mission of the institution;
  • To maintain the institution’s collection and forecast for future expansion; and
  • To fortify community & corporate partnerships in an effort to better serve our global audience.

In sum, your financial support allows us to preserve the past, celebrate the present and plant seeds for the future. You can help us make history TODAY.


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Donate By Phone

To make a donation by phone, call us at 773-947-0600.

Donate by Mail

Mail your checks to:

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637


More Ways to Give

Conservation Fund

The DuSable Museum of African American History has launched an online crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds to conserve several historic and irreplaceable artifacts from its collection. Without conservation, these pieces of living history are at-risk of continued deterioration, relegated to the Museum’s dark storage rooms, and lost forever to the public eye.

Memorial Giving

Honor a special person or celebrate a special occasion with a gift to the DuSable Museum of African American History.

DuSable Museum Endowment Fund

A gift to the DuSable Museum Endowment Fund ensures the future of the museum for generations to come.

Challenge Campaign

Learn about an exciting new 2 for 1 matching grant received from the Chicago Community Trust.