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

Virtual Teacher Book Club

Saturdays, January 21 & February 25, 9:00 a.m.‒12:00 p.m. with online engagement in between sessions Join our book club designed just for educators! This year, we’re reading Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City by Carl Smith. Though the book was not written expressly for teen readers, Smith’s writing style makes it More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series features a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Aaron Shkuda, project manager at the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, presents “Commodities Capital of the World? Building for the Future of Trading in Chicago.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Historian and author Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating, the Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North Central College, present “Jane Addams, Social Planning, and Early Public Housing on Chicago’s Near West Side.” Beginning in 1889, Jane Addams fashioned More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Author Patrick T. Reardon presents “Reporting the Loop: Taking the ‘L’ from Newspapering to History-writing.” Reardon is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist with a 32-year career at the Chicago Tribune as an urban affairs writer, columnist, and editor. He is the author of More

Virtual Educator Workshop | Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer

The Chicago History Museum is pleased to partner with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago to host this foundational session that will help you meet the requirements of the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act. To prepare educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices into their curriculum, this professional development workshop More

Virtual Educator Workshop | Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer

The Chicago History Museum is pleased to partner with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago to host this foundational session that will help you meet the requirements of the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act. To prepare educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices into their curriculum, this professional development workshop More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Erin McCarthy, Associate Professor of History in the Humanities, History, and Social Sciences Department at Columbia College Chicago, presents “Stagg and Stella: We Interrupt this Marriage for Football Season.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Takako Day, independent researcher, and Michael Day, Emeritus Professor of English, Northern Illinois University, present “Breaking the Japantown Stereotype: Who Were the Japanese and Japanese Americans in Chicago 1865–1940?” Most people think of the Japanese as so group-oriented that they would naturally More

Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Henry Binford, Professor of History at Northwestern University, presents “Cincinnati and the Prehistory of US City Planning.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.   This session is More

Civic Season | Virtual Panel Talk: Voting Rights in Illinois and the United States

Local elections are a critical part of civic engagement and provide citizens the opportunity to have their voices heard in the political process from the earliest stages. Chicago’s local government has historically been vital to the lives and needs of all its residents, and yet local elections–and especially primary elections–tend to have very low turnout More

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