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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

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. Included with admission, which is FREE for all Illinois residents on this day.   Schedule To come!   While masks are appreciated and recommended, they are 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

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

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! 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

Educator Seminar | Using the Library of Congress for Student Inquiry

This one-day Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) seminar introduces teachers to the new publication Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students and how to use the Library of Congress collections for student inquiry projects. Participants will access and analyze primary sources in different formats using the Library’s “Observe, Question, Reflect” model. The seminar concludes with More

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