DuSable Museum of African American History

The mission of the DuSable Museum is to collect, preserve and display artifacts and objects that promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African American history, culture and art. The DuSable has rich and varied exhibits such as, “Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Forces” to “Africa Speaks”. The exhibits change frequently.  

The DuSable has a wonderful Education Department which makes it easy and clear to plan a field trip and integrate it into the curriculum. It’s goal is to encourage critical thinking and creativity. Their programs are attuned with Illinois and Chicago Academic and Learning Standards and can be useful for educators of students in pre-school through high school and home classes.  

Visit these links for more information:
Educational Programs 
Learn about programs in the African Diaspora Children Series.
Lesson Plans
Download lesson plans and worksheets for students. Also view a list of suggested vocabulary to teach students prior to visiting the museum.
Teacher Resources
Learn about programs and curriculum offered by DuSable Museum’s Department of Education.  

Contact Info
Address: 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637. Tel: 773-947-0600. Website: www.dusablemuseum.org. Hrs: Tues -Sat 10am- 5 pm Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mondays.     

Trip Info 
Grade Level: Pre K-12. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Math, Fine Arts  
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Math, Fine Arts