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The Glory of Galanos: America’s Haute Couturier

Please join The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum at The Casino for an evening of cocktails and conversation as we welcome journalist and fashion collector David Nash and designer and author Steven Stolman to celebrate the work of America’s beloved haute couturier James Galanos. This presentation will showcase the work of James Galanos More

Urban History Seminar

We are happy to announce that May’s Urban History Seminars (UHS) will be in-person at the Chicago History Museum. UHS features a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Lisa Yun Lee, executive director of the National Public Housing Museum, will speak about the history, vision, and future of the NPHM, the only cultural institution devoted More

Guild Benefit for Back Home: Polish Chicago

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum warmly requests the pleasure of your company for a Guild Impreza, featuring cocktails, an enlightening program, and a fabulous dinner celebrating the opening of Back Home: Polish Chicago. Connect with Museum supporters old and new and toast to Back Home: Polish Chicago. Na zdrowie! Cocktail attire; valet parking More

CHM Giving Day 2023

Come one, come all, come celebrate our fourth annual Giving Day! Held on March 12 in salute to Chicago’s original area code 312, Illinois residents get FREE admission on this day with a suggested donation at the door. Enjoy exciting activities such as IDEA stations (Rubble to Recovery and our Artifact Cart), pop-up displays of More

Guild Field Trip: Polish Culture and Cuisine

In anticipation of the May 20 opening of CHM’s Back Home: Polish Chicago exhibition, join the Guild of the Chicago History Museum on a morning filled with Polish history and culture. Our first stop will be the Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church, founded in 1872, to view the ornate décor and relic-holding catacombs. Then, we More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Tikia K. Hamilton, assistant professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, presents “Before Brown v. Board of Education.” Many are familiar with the unprecedented 1954 ruling, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, which suspended the practice of legal segregation in More

Evento asociado | Recuerdos, reliquias y conservación

Presentado en colaboración con 18th St. Casa de Cultura, únete a nosotros para aprender consejos prácticos sobre cómo conservar tus propias colecciones de fotografías personales, peliculas, documentos, etc. Esta charla bilingüe GRATUITA cuenta con la Dra. Elena Gonzales, Curadora de Participación Pública y Justicia Social del CHM y la directora de colecciones en el museo, More

Partner Event | Preserving Heirlooms and Histories

Presented in partnership with 18th Street Casa de Cultura, join us to learn tips on preserving your own collections of personal photographs, negatives, documents, and more. This FREE bilingual chat features CHM curator of civic engagement and social justice Elena Gonzales and director of collections Julie Wroblewski sharing about the best ways to store and More