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Civic Season | Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Join us at CHM for an afternoon of flag-related activities. The event begins with author and Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member Lee Bey moderating a More

Civic Season | Independence Day

Wrap up the Civic Season with us on the Fourth of July as we celebrate freedom and envision what that means for all. Join us in the Museum’s backyard as we reflect on our country’s past and form new traditions for our futures together. Activities include our new children’s Freedom Dance Party, a keynote speech More

Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Hear about the resiliency of Chicagoans as they rebuilt and recovered following the losses from the tragic fire. Be sure to visit our exhibition City on More