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Family Event | Native American Heritage Month

Did you know that Chicago is home to one of the largest urban Indigenous populations in the US, with more than 65,000 Native Americans living in the metropolitan area? Join us to celebrate the city’s vibrant Native communities and a history that spans centuries. Included with general admission; RSVP not required   Schedule To come!

Family Event | Latinx Heritage Month

In 1968, Hispanic Heritage Week was first observed under the directive of President Lyndon Johnson. Twenty years later, in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan, the week was expanded to a full month of honoring the cultures, contributions, and collective actions of people of Latinx descent. Celebrated from September 15 to October 15, the first day More

Family Event | AAPI Heritage Month

Celebrate Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community with us. AAPI Heritage Month takes place in May to commemorate two dates: May 7, 1843, when the first Japanese immigrant arrived in the US, and May 10, 1869, when the transcontinental railroad, which was built by numerous Chinese immigrant workers, was completed. Stop by the More

Family Event | Women’s History Month

From Kitihawa to Ida B. Wells to Jane Addams to Jane Byrne, women have been instrumental in Chicago’s history. Join us at CHM as we commemorate Women’s History Month by highlighting women storytellers and storytelling as a way of recounting history. Through their performances, Starla Thompson and Connie Shirakawa will share how their personal life More

Gallery Activities | Black History Month

Did you know the origins of Black History Month can be traced to Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood? In 1915, historian and author, Carter G. Woodson visited Chicago for the National Half Century Exposition and Lincoln Jubilee—a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. During the event, Carter More

Family Event | Presidents’ Day

Illinois has been home to four US presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama. Commemorate Presidents’ Day at CHM and discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency. Enjoy hands-on activities at your own pace, created with families of young children in mind, including: An Oval Office interactive to learn more about the president’s More

Family Event | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Commemorate the enduring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual family-friendly event. Join us as we reflect on his life and work—particularly in Chicago such as the Chicago Freedom Movement—through special family-friendly activities and performances for all ages. As with all our Commemorative Days, the day’s activities are designed to honor More