The mission of the DuSable Museum Department of Education is to expose students and teachers to new ideas as they explore African American history and art. We encourage critical thinking and creativity. Visit the following pages for more information:

Educational Programs

Learn about programs in the African Diaspora Children Series.

Lesson Plans

Download lesson plans and worksheets for students. Also view a list of suggested vocabulary to teach students prior to visiting the museum.

Teacher Resources

Learn about programs and curriculum offered by DuSable Museum’s Department of Education.

Educational Council

DuSable’s Museum Educational Council meets monthly to assist in planning educational programs, curriculum, and classroom activities.

Making History Come Alive through the Arts

Making History Come Alive through the Arts is DuSable’s Museum’s new educational initiative using the arts to amplify African American history.

Group Reservations

The DuSable Museum of African American History welcomes groups of all ages. Reservations are required for all groups larger than 10 people or small groups requesting educational programming, unless otherwise noted. Please make your reservation for guided tour, self guided tour, treasure hunt, education class, or matinee at least 3 weeks prior to your visit.

Archival Statement

Thank you for inquiring about archives at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Currently, our archives are closed to research, image requests and individual projects. This measure is taken to complete necessary inventory and cataloging work, which will ultimately allow us to facilitate better archive applications in the future. We anticipate reopening the Archives in Spring 2017.