May 2019: Engage with Objects & Explore  History!

A field trip to the DuSable Museum of African American History gives students a chance to interact with material culture from the past. Look, listen, and connect with African American history through our new engagement initiatives.

New Initiatives:

Guided Tours

Enjoy a 45-minute Docent led exploration of one of the following exhibitions:

Following the tour, there will be an exhibit-specific learning activity that will further connect students to the themes of the exhibit. After registering for your experience, you will receive pre-, during, and post- visit materials.

Planning specifics:

  • Please book a Guided Tour experience 3 weeks in advance
  • Guided Tour maximum group size: 30 (includes teachers & chaperones)
  • Price: $50.00/per group of 30 (Additional groups of 30 people will be charged an additional $50 Max group size is 90)
  • Plan to spend 1.5 hours in the museum
  • Tour Availability:
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    • 10:15 am or 11:30 am

Self Exploration (Self-Guided Tours)

Explore our exhibitions at your own pace. Use our student-friendly learning guides to assist you along the way. After registering for your self-exploration experience, you will receive pre-, during, and post- visit materials.

Planning Specifics:

  • Group Tour Maximum: 150
  • Plan to spend 1.5 hours
  • Please book your field trip 10 days in advance

0e37aa78df815c9eabbbd6edc2d4b3e600bd787eTaking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum

The Mobile is CLOSED for the season. The mobile will be available for reservations TBD.

We’re delivering African American history to your doorstep! Experience this American history through engaging exhibits and captivating story adventures! The DuSable Mobile Museum is a traveling, interactive exhibit which explores the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African Haitian, who in 1779 became the first non-native person to establish a permanent settlement in Eschikagou (“the place of smelly onions”), which we now call Chicago. The DuSable Mobile Museum also offers accompanying educational programming options to enhance this unique learning experience.

To learn more, please contact Chip Moody 773-947-0600 ext. 225 or Funding for The DuSable Mobile Museum has been graciously provided by The DuSable Museum of African American History’s Women’s Board, The Field Foundation, PNC Bank, Arie & Ida Crown Memorial Foundation and The Alvin Marley Foundation.

For more information please call 773.947.0600 ext 224, or email