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THE DUSABLE WELCOMES PNC BANK’S PATRICK MCGEE AS NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN

Four new Trustees also named to help McGee and the Board guide the mission of the nation’s first independent Black history museum, a Smithsonian affiliate

Chicago (Feb. 15, 2023) – The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center announced the appointment of Patrick McGee as the museum’s new chairman of the board of trustees. McGee succeeds Patricia Knazze who served as chairwoman for five years and nearly twenty years as a dedicated board member.  

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THE DUSABLE BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER INTRODUCES DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS

Enjoy a modern new way to access your Du membership – all conveniently at your fingertips! 

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 15, members of The DuSable Museum will have the option to download a Digital Membership Card to their smartphone mobile device. The new digital card features all the same benefits, and is easily accessible in the smartphone wallet as a more eco-friendly alternative to a traditional plastic card. Current members will receive instructions via email from membership@dusablemuseum.org on how to use and enjoy your new digital card. 

Thank you for your continued support! 

The Membership Department 

 
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH - MUSEUM ADMISSION UPDATE

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 62ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE DUSABLE BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER…AND….BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023 ALL ADULT VISITORS WILL BE ADMITTED NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2023 FOR ONLY $5.00 PER PERSON (children ages 6 to 11 are FREE) * HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE NATION’S OLDEST INDEPENDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM AND EXHIBITS SUCH AS “EQUIANO.STORIES,” “THE MARCH,’’ “FREEDOM: ORIGIN & JOURNEY,” AND “THE HAROLD WASHINGTON STORY,” IN ADDITION TO MUCH, MUCH MORE….

*Special admission rates do not apply to private events and/or facility rentals

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OFFICIAL SPONSOR

A very special Thank You to PNC Bank, the Official Sponsor of Black History Month 2023 at the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center.

 
 
COVID-19 GUIDELINES

We look forward to your visit to the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center! The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Effective immediately all visitors ages five and up will be required to wear masks upon entrance into the Museum.

The DuSable Museum is proud of its diverse holdings that number more than 15,000 pieces and include paintings, sculpture, print works and historical memorabilia. Special exhibitions, workshops and lectures are featured to highlight works by particular artists, historical events or collections on loan from individuals or institutions.

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