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 MUSEUM IS CLOSED THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 9, IN OBERVANCE OF EASTER
THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN EVERY DAY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.
In 2022, over Juneteenth weekend, The DuSable Museum of African American
History embarked on a transformative journey after more than 60 years, marking
a new era as The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center.
The new name serves as a powerful reiteration of our commitment to educate all
people about Black history, culture, and experiences. It also acknowledges the
rich tapestry of global connections and diverse cultures among Black people
across the Diaspora.
The Nation’s Oldest Independent African American Museum Celebrating 62 Years.
In loving memory of Dexter Scott King, a beacon of strength, justice, and empowerment. As the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Dexter had an unforgettable impact on civil rights.
The DuSable mourns the loss of a genuine activist and compassionate leader. May his legacy continue to inspire and guide us. Rest in power, Dexter Scott King.
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.
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 email@example.com on how to use and enjoy your new digital card.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Membership Department
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.