DuSable Museum of African American History to Reopen on Juneteenth

The DuSable Museum of African American History will reopen on Juneteenth, June 19, for the first time since shutting down in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The reopening will kick off with a welcome back ceremony at 11 a.m., featuring community leaders and elected officials. The DuSable will offer free admission from June 19 through the rest of the month. (Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.)

During this first phase of reopening, the museum will operate at limited capacity to maintain social distancing and will adhere to other health guidelines provided by the state of Illinois and city of Chicago for museums.

DuSable Museum of African American History President and CEO Perri L. Irmer said in a statement, “I am proud of our hard-working team that has made sure the Museum is safe and enjoyable for all, and we have a number of impactful exhibitions and programs for visitors to experience.”

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SOURCE: Chicago Tribune, Hannah Herrera Greenspan

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