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Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

Chicago is famous for blues music. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became popular around the world, and for More

Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

Chicago is famous for blues music. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became popular around the world, and for More

Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

Chicago is famous for blues music. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became popular around the world, and for 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

Member-Only 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

Bike Tour | Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains

Explore the fountains of Lincoln Park and the Near North Side with Greg Borzo, author of Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains (2017). The city is home to more than 130 outdoor public fountains, and many of them have stories to tell. This tour is 5 miles of biking at a leisurely pace and ends in Streeterville, with 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

Civic Season | Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Join us at CHM for an afternoon of flag-related activities. The event begins with author and Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member Lee Bey moderating a More

Civic Season | Independence Day

Wrap up the Civic Season with us on the Fourth of July as we celebrate freedom and envision what that means for all. Join us in the Museum’s backyard as we reflect on our country’s past and form new traditions for our futures together. Activities include our new children’s Freedom Dance Party, a keynote speech More

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