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Masks required in Abakanowicz Research Center; optional for rest of Museum. MORE

Partner Event | Screening of “Mikva! Democracy is a Verb”

Be among the first to witness the public debut of a portion of Abner Mikva’s taped interview for We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent (1979), Milton L. Rakove’s classic oral history of Chicago’s Democratic machine. Neither Rakove’s book nor the documentary name the machine official who dismissed Mikva with those iconic words when Mikva tried More

Costume Council Virtual Book Club with Michael Kutza

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club invite you and your guests to attend a special virtual program featuring STARSTRUCK: How I Magically Transformed Chicago into Hollywood for More Than Fifty Years with author Michael Kutza in conversation with Nena Ivon of nenasnotes. Long before there was SUNDANCE, More

Partner Event | Latinx Art Market

Join us at the Gage Park Latinx Council Cultural Center to celebrate the final day of Latinx Heritage Month! At the Latinx Art Market, support local Latinx creators while enjoying live musical performances, traditional Mexican foods, family art making activities influenced by traditional Latinx practices, and creating a community altar for Día de los Muertos. More

SOLD OUT! Partner Event | Meet the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party

In partnership with the Historical Preservation Society of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, the Chicago History Museum presents an educational programming series remembering the actions and activism of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. Join us at the Museum with host Chuck D as CHM director of curatorial affairs Charles More

Hideout Trivia

Hideout Trivia is back! Produced by the Chicago History Museum, Hideout, and Newberry Library this special event consists of three rounds of trivia fun. The first round was held September 7th, the next two will be held on October 5th and November 2nd, 2022. Each round reflects a particular theme and is followed by a More

Back With You Again: Celebrating 75 Years of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie

Created by Chicagoan Burr Tillstrom, Kukla, Fran, and Ollie premiered on October 13, 1947, under the title Junior Jamboree. It quickly developed a local Chicago following, and then a national reach. Puppets Kukla, Ollie, and the various Kuklapolitans engaged Fran Allison and other guests in conversations, song, and make believe that delighted children and adults alike. More

Hideout Trivia

Hideout Trivia is back! Produced by the Chicago History Museum, Hideout, and Newberry Library this special event consists of three rounds of trivia fun. The first round is on September 7th, the next two will be held on October 5th and November 2nd, 2022. Each round reflects a particular theme and is followed by a More

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