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Tuesday, June 26 the Museum will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. due to a special event. More

By Jessica Pushor

November
20
November
20

A Perfect Hat for Fall

Posted under Collections by Jessica Pushor

Costume collection manager Jessica Pushor puts one of our Bes-Ben hats in the spotlight. With the autumn chill in the air, stores are enticing shoppers with warm clothes for the fall. Hats were once a major part of a woman’s wardrobe, and here at the Chicago History Museum, we have found the perfect one for More

November
10
November
10

No Feathers? Why Not?

Posted under Collections by Jessica Pushor

Costume collection manager Jessica Pushor provides tips on how to create the perfect look for 1933. As the Chicago History Museum gears up for another amazing The Last Speakeasy on the Eve of Repeal event, please remember that toy guns of any kind are not permitted in the Museum nor are feathers. No feather fans, More

March
04
March
04

A CHM Western Wear Treasure

Posted under Collections by Jessica Pushor

Costume collections manager Jessica Pushor writes about a fine example of western wear from the Museum’s costume collection. Western wear and high-quality custom tailoring may not seem like they go hand in hand, but there was a time when western wear provided some of the finest examples of Old World tailoring techniques. While searching for More

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