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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

Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards 2022

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum is excited to show their recognition and appreciation for Chicago’s most stylish men! Join us at the Chicago History Museum for an evening of fun and fashion. Ticket price includes specialty cocktails, heavy appetizers, and sweet treats. Hosted by Glenn Marshall of WGN and featuring famed DJ More

Costume Council Presents: Bill Cunningham Was There

Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for a presentation on the book Bill Cunningham Was There by its Steven Stolman. The five-star book follows the famed New York Times photographer who chronicled society and fashion with his images of the vibrant events of spring and summer. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a More

Designer of Excellence Awards with Peter Dundas

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum is pleased to announce an exciting evening honoring celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas, as he receives our Designer of Excellence Award. His illustrious fashion career serving as Creative Director for Emmanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, and Roberto Cavalli has shaped a global experience leading top fashion houses. His eponymous More