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Family Day - African American History Month

Saturday, February 24 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Buy Tickets Adults: $10, Kids 12-2: $5, Kids under 2: FREE

Learn about the founding of Chicago through hands-on activities!

Have fun constructing your own natural water filter (that works just like Chicago’s swampland), making Native American hand-crafts, and discovering the furry animals that were so important to Chicago’s early days.

In 1779, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, a Haitian of African and French descent, established the trading post and permanent settlement which would become known as Chicago. Explore why DuSable settled here and how he used natural resources to establish a successful river trade-route to sell his fur pelts and plant crops.

Recommended for children ages 5 - 10.

Held in collaboration with the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Ticket Refund Policy
Tickets are fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event.

Use of Photography
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, videotape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at check-in on the day of the event.