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DuSable Museum of African American History


Celebrating over 50 years of sharing history, DuSable Museum of African American History is the nation's first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Exhibits, concerts, films, children's events and literary discussions are just a few of the institution's various programs offered. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday. 10am- 5pm; Sunday. 12pm- 5pm: Admission: $10 Adults; $7 Students and Seniors; $ 3 Children ages 6 through 13; Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. Sundays are FREE to all (with the exception of MLK Day). Permanent Exhibitions: "Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Forces"; "A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story" "Africa Speaks"; and The Ames Mural. Special Events 2013: Kwanzaa Candle-lighting - December 26 - 31, 2013 2014 King Day Celebration - January 20, 2014 DuSable Day Celebration - March 3, 2014 A Night of 100 Stars - April 05, 2014 Arts and Crafts Festival - July 12 & 13, 2014

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