NileGuide Expert Says:
This is another fantastic understated Chicago museum that provides a great way to see another perspective of Chicago history.
740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60621
fax: +1 773 947 0677
Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
If driving, there is only a small parking lot, but it is free on Sundays.
Located in Chicago's famous Hyde Park, the Dusable Museum of African American History, founded in 1961, is named after a black Haitian fur trader who settled along the Chicago River, becoming the first non-Native settler to do so. Set within Washington Park the museum was founded to preserve the contributions of African Americans and today unites African American art, history, and culture. The museums galleries feature 15,000 pieces of painting, sculpture, and memorabilia by African and African American artists. The museum also offers performances, discussions, workshops, and festivals.