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History Highlights

09/25 1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history. More

Saturday

Gold Coast Walking Tour

09/30 10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us! More

October 5th

The Chicago History Museum & Shattered Globe Theatre present: A Performance and Discussion featuring President Abraham Lincoln

10/05 5:30 p.m.

Actors from the Shattered Globe Theater will perform a special excerpt from the play, The Heavens are Hung in Black, Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still’s personal interpretation of the fevered, emotional months between the death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son and the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation. More
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A Chance in the Spotlight

Posted under Exhibitions by Petra Slinkard

CHM curator Petra Slinkard takes you through the process of a gallery rotation, which helps us preserve artifacts and refresh exhibitions. The Chicago History Museum’s permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America is a 15,000-square-foot installation dedicated to our city’s rich and complex past. The installation opened in September 2006 and contains hundreds of artifacts and More

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