Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of African nations, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington
What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
$30 for a one-year individual membership ($50 value)
- Free admission for one adult
- Invitations to special exhibits and events
- 10% discount at the Trading Post museum shop
- Discounts on select public programs sponsored by the DuSable Museum
$45 for a one-year family membership ($80 value)
- All the perks of the individual membership
- Free admission for two adults and up to four children
- Two membership cards
$150 for a one-year DuSable League membership ($250 value)
- All the perks of the family membership above
- A special DuSable League gift
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers active within the past 24 month(s). Membership activation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.