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History Highlights Tour

02/26 1:30 p.m.

Explore our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago history. More


Civic Talks | Race in Chicago: Politics, power, and hierarchy

02/27 6:30 p.m.

Join Natalie Moore, WBEZ South Side reporter and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, as she moderates a two-part conversation series. More

March 4th

Chicago’s Birthday

03/04 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join us as we celebrate the city’s birthday with a day of four-star fun! More
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The Raeburn Flerlage Collection

Posted under Collections by Robert Blythe

Collections volunteer Robert Blythe writes about photographer Raeburn Flerlage, who captured the blues and folk scenes in 1960s Chicago. If you’re a fan of American roots music, then the Chicago History Museum’s Raeburn Flerlage collection is a must-see. Ray, as he was known, spent much of the 1960s taking candid photographs in Chicago’s premier blues More

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