The DuSable. Celebrating more than 50 Years!

Mission Statement

The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the Collection, Documentation, Preservation, Study and Dissemination of the History and Culture of Africans and Americans of African Descent.The DuSable carries out its mission through exhibitions, archives and a diverse array of educational and public programs designed to interpret and illuminate the Lives and Experiences of people of the African Diaspora for audiences of all ages. Making History Come Alive Through the Arts.

Our new initiative for in school and afterschool programs includes:

  • Matinees at DuSable’s Illinois Black Legislators Auditorium
  • Touring Performances for assembly format programs in your school
  • Workshops for: teachers, students, parents and administrators
  • Special Teacher Training Seminars

All of our programs are offered to encourage experiential learning as well as creative and imaginative workshops and performance in the visual and performing arts. It is our intent to encourage your student’s imagination and their creativity as they learn history and culture. We want to help you meet the state mandates to teach African American History and what better way to do it than through the ARTS.

As you review this information, please keep in mind we are here to assist you. We encourage you to call us for any program that is of interest to you. In addition, we can tailor a program for you that will meet your needs.

0e37aa78df815c9eabbbd6edc2d4b3e600bd787eTaking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum

The Mobile is CLOSED for the cold season. The mobile will be available for reservations beginning April 2019.

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 reserve the mobile, click here. 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 290, or visit TODAY!