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History Happy Hour

03/20 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love! More


OUT at CHM | Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion

03/22 5:30 p.m.

Take in an array of head-turning designs that flip the script on gender norms, celebrate young contemporary fashion designers and discover how we've arrived at today's Instagram-fueled hypervisible boom in queer fashion. More


Mabel Mabel Tiger Trainer Screening

03/25 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The film uncovers the real story behind the most famous woman of her time as told in her words, from her relatives, her protégés, and today’s female tiger trainers who follow in her footsteps. Q&A with director Leslie Zemeckis to follow screening. More
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Inside the Collection – Garden of Eden Serpent Skin

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  Inside the Collection is a video series that invites you into the Chicago History Museum’s storage spaces to explore unusual, interesting artifacts from our vast collection. In this installment, senior collection manager Britta Keller Arendt shows us the skin of the serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. This artifact came to More

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