History and Social Studies

Featured Multicultural/Heritage

DuSable Museum of African American History

Developed to preserve and interpret the experiences and achievements of people of African descent, it is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637. 773-947-0600. COST: Fee/Free.... More Info

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Irish American Heritage Center

4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago IL 60630. 773-282-7035 ext. 10. The Irish American Heritage Center is one of the premiere Irish cultural organizations in the United States. It is a destination for people of Irish descent as well as those who wish to learn more about the Irish heritage. Fee.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

800 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607. 312-413-5353. The newly renovated House Museum opens up the never-before-exhibited second floor of the Hull home and recounts stories of Hull-House residents and immigrants. Tours cover artifacts, 19th century social history, and interactive exhibits. Free/Suggested donation.

National Hellenic Museum

333 South Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661. 312-655-1221. From ancient to contemporary Greece, this museum produces original exhibitions for the public to enjoy. School programs cover various aspects of Greek history and culture. Fee.

National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts

1852 West 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608. 312-738-1503. With 7,000 objects, the National Museum of Mexican Art’s permanent collection is one of the largest collections of Mexican art in the country, with ancient art, textiles, prints, drawing, and more on display. Free.