Dec 11 - Jan 21

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty


Presented for the first time west of the Mississippi River, this landmark exhibition uses objects from museum collections and archaeological excavations to examine through the lens of Jefferson's plantation and the experiences of six families living at Monticello. For more information and to purchase tickets go to 


The exhibition's first stop of its national tour will be the African American Museum (3536 Grand Ave. at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas) and will run Sept. 22-Dec. 31, 2018. It will continue on tour to three or four additional venues.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under. Also, admission will be free on Thursdays only for seniors 65 and older.

From Sept. 22-27, and Oct. 22-Dec. 31, 2018, the African American Museum will be open Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


During the State Fair of Texas (Sept. 28-Oct. 21), the Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., except for Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, when the Museum will be open from 3-7 p.m.

For details and to purchase individual, group and school field-trip tickets, please go to (Tickets also may be purchased at the Museum.)


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African American Museum - State Fair Grounds
3536 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
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Upcoming Dates & Times

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily through Jan 21
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$10 Adults, $5 Children 3-12, under 3 are free


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