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Member Event | Author Talk – Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now

Delve into the history of Chicago’s West Loop with local author and historian Connie Fairbanks in conversation with WTTW host Geoffrey Baer as they discuss Fairbanks’s new book, Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now (2022). What once was a manufacturing and wholesale warehouse area from the late 1890s to the 1950s, a fashionable place to More

Members’ Double Discount Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for CHM members and Historical Alliance! For one week, get 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café. Find a unique Chicago gift for everyone on your list and take a break with a mug of cocoa and a holiday treat.

Members’ Holiday Party

Ring in the holiday season with CHM at our annual Members’ Holiday Party! Join us for a jazzy, wintry evening filled with fun holiday cheer. We’re excited to welcome a live jazz ensemble from Columbia College Chicago’s music department; host rounds of trivia spotlighting Chicago, jazz, and holiday history; view objects from our collection on More

SOLD OUT! Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to join us for a special discussion with Ann Marks, who will offer a deeper understanding of Vivian Maier the person, her life history, and the context of her photographs. Marks is the author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny (2021), the definitive biography More

Members’ Annual Meeting

The Members’ Annual Meeting has been a Museum tradition for more than 100 years! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the history of Chicago pubs from historian Liz Garibay and authors June Sawyers and Bill Savage, sample beer from Chicago’s own Revolution Brewing, and hear from CHM president Donald Lassere as he reflects on More

Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to join us for a special discussion with Ann Marks, who will offer a deeper understanding of Vivian Maier the person, her life history, and the context of her photographs. Marks is the author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny (2021), the definitive biography More

SOLD OUT! Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to join us for a special discussion with Ann Marks, who will offer a deeper understanding of Vivian Maier the person, her life history, and the context of her photographs. Marks is the author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny (2021), the definitive biography More

Member-Only Jaffee History Trail Walk

Members and Historical Alliance are invited to join Kasey Eaves, owner of Vivant Gardening Services LLC, for a member-only walk through the new Richard M. and Shirley H. Jaffee History Trail. Kasey will highlight the plantings on the Trail and answer questions about ground maintenance. We hope you will join us for a special behind-the-scenes look at More

SOLD OUT! Member Event | Chicago History River Cruise at Sunset

Members and Historical Alliance are invited to join us for a special Chicago history river cruise at sunset, narrated by senior vice president John Russick. Take in the unbeatable city views, while listening to the many stories that are linked to Chicago’s riverfront. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to enjoy a river cruise at sunset! More

Members’ Virtual Book Club | The Coast of Chicago

Video and reading guide sent on Wednesday, January 26 Virtual Q&A on Wednesday, February 16, 6:00–7:00 p.m. ‘Tis the season to curl up with a good book! CHM members and the Historical Alliance are invited to join us for a virtual book club led by Peter T. Alter, CHM’s Gary T. Johnson chief historian and More

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