Individual, Family, or DuSable League Membership to DuSable Museum of African American History (Half Off)

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Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of gospel singers, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington

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History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$20 for a one-year individual membership ($40 value)

  • Free admission for one year
  • Invitations to special exhibits and events
  • 10% discount at the Trading Post museum shop
  • Reciprocal membership to Chicago History Museum and the Adler Planetarium and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Entrance to musical performances<p>

$30 for a one-year family membership ($60 value)

  • Free admission for two adults and up to four children
  • All other perks in the individual membership above<p>

$75 for a one-year DuSable League membership ($150 value)

  • All the perks of the family membership above
  • A special “DuSable League” gift<p>

DuSable Museum of African American History

Today, millions of people live and thrive among the streets and skyscrapers of Chicago, but at one time the bustling metropolis had only one resident—namely, the city's apocryphal, somewhat legendary founder, Jean Baptist Point DuSable. A Haitian of French and African descent, DuSable was the first of Chicago's great African Americans, a company that includes the city's first black mayor, Harold Washington. In one of the DuSable Museum's standing exhibits, the Thomas Miller mosaics, portraits of DuSable and Washington peer out along with eight of the founding members of the museum—a constellation of lodestars reminding visitors to maintain Chicago's diverse heritage.

While the mosaics incorporate the museum's own story, other exhibits examine African American achievements of all kinds. Red, White, Blue & Black, for instance, examines the contributions of black men and women in the armed forces. In A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story, visitors explore the nuances of the momentous campaign through memorabilia and more than 150 mayoral artifacts. An animatronic likeness of Mayor Washington himself even steps in to relay stories and first-hand accounts made possible by animatronic robots' ability to travel through time. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum also hosts musical performance, film festivals, and book signings that introduce members to more aspects of African American history, including the scholars who continue to uncover it.

Customer Reviews

The staff was very professional and courteous. My 4 children loved the Cartoon exhibit and coloring interaction area.
Chaelecia C. · August 7, 2014
The museum is small, but rewarding for anyone wanting to learn more about people of African descent. Community events are held on the plaza during the summer, so give yourself time to explore both.
Chemica B. · July 17, 2014
Great place to take the family to learn about African American history.
Marie E. · May 13, 2014
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