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Urban History Seminars

01/18 5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. More


History Highlights Tour

01/22 1:30 p.m.

Join volunteer gallery interpreter Mike Johnson on his 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America that delves into the history of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. More


History Happy Hour

01/23 6:00–9:00 p.m.

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

Within the first twenty years of the Chicago History Museum’s establishment in 1856 (then the Chicago Historical Society), the building burned down twice. Since then, it has relocated, expanded, and experienced other minor emergencies, as can happen with any building over time. As an institution that actively collects and preserves Chicago history, however, it’s in our best interest More

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