Chicago History Minute

On February 28, 1919, Charles Burroughs was born. With his wife, Margaret Goss Burroughs, he would go on to found the DuSable Museum of African-American history.
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Annual Support

Keep Chicago's History Alive

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The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of the Museum; it supports all Museum activities and directly impacts the way we share Chicago's history with our community. The Museum is here to tell Chicago's story—and you can help us keep that story alive with a donation to the Annual Fund.

Your support will make it possible for us to continue to conserve artifacts and documents, offer unique educational programming, and continue our long tradition of excellence. We appreciate all gifts, large and small. And as you can see, the more you give, the more you can receive.

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Historical Alliance



  • Guarantor benefits, plus:
  • White-glove collection tour with Chief Historian



  • Benefactor benefits, plus:
  • Curator-led tour of a Museum exhibition



  • Sponsor benefits, plus:
  • Museum Research Center private tour



  • Donor Circle benefits, plus:
  • Exhibition opening and signature event invitations


Donor Circle

  • Annual Report recognition
  • Museum membership

We welcome donations of any amount. All donations are tax deductible and all contributors will receive:

  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Quarterly calendar of events

Contact us

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Chicago History Museum, please donate online, call the Development Office at 312-799-2110, fax us at 312-799-2410, or write to:

Director of Institutional Advancement
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614–6038

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