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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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A Thoroughfare Unlike Any Other

Saturday, April 11, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile® with a presentation by University of Notre Dame professor John Stamper on the development of North Michigan Avenue and its stupendous buildings from the late 1900s onward. Professor Stamper, who has published two books on the history of North Michigan Avenue, illustrates his talk with historic images, many of which are from the Museum’s collection. For those interested, a tour of the exhibition with costume curator Petra Slinkard will follow.

Cost: $15 members, $20 guests

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Graceland Cemetery Retold

Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.

Preview ChicaGO24’s new walking tour of Graceland Cemetery with historian Al Walavich, who has updated this popular excursion to include previously unexplored areas of the grounds. Discover the tale of the eccentric George Wellington Streeter, namesake of Streeterville; Governor John Altgeld’s historic pardon of the Haymarket prisoners; a figural monument by one of Lorado Taft’s female associates; and other lesser-known stories hidden in this legendary resting place. Meet at the cemetery entrance, 4001 North Clark Street.

Cost: $20 members

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Tell Me More, Tell Me More!

Tuesday, May 19, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Our collection of more than 22 million artifacts and documents harbors an amazing amount of secrets! The Museum’s chief historian Russell Lewis and curator John Russick reveal previously undisclosed facts and tales about our objects.

Cost: $20 members, $25 guests

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Members-only hours: The Secret Lives of Objects

Saturday, March 21, 9:00–9:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

The Museum invites members to exclusive viewings of our newest exhibition, The Secret Lives of Objects. The selected artifacts are an eclectic mix of all our collection has to offer, and each one bears witness to history in its own remarkable way. Staff members will be on hand to further indulge your curiosity. Coffee service and pastries included.

Cost: Free, but advance reservations are required.

Saturday, March 21

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Sunday, March 22

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Members’ Double Discount Weeks

Museum Store: May 4–10
Take advantage of extra savings and indulge in unique, Chicago-themed gifts. Members save 20 percent on all purchases in the store and online.

North & Clark Café: May 11–17
Stay for lunch, grab an Intelligentsia coffee, and enjoy this special 20 percent discount.

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