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July 2022
Educator Program
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Nurturing 21st Century Historians: Student Voice and Historical Narrative

9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this unique professional learning opportunity brings together the resources and staff of the Chicago History Museum and the New-York Historical Society.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Old Town, Walking Tour
09
Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past.
Walking Tour
10
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
10
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Lecture
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Chicago’s Poetic History

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Author, critic and scholar Richard Guzman leads a panel discussion with Haki Madhubuti, Vida Cross, Yolanda Nieves, and Virginia Bell.
Members   |   Members
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Member-Only Chicago History River Cruise at Sunset

7:00–8:30 p.m.

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.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

10:00 a.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Event
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Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.
Bus Tour, Tour
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Bus Tour | The Devil in the White City

10:00 a.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 with public historian Paul Durica to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Bus Tour
30
Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

1:00 p.m.

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
August 2022
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
06
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
06
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Bike Tour, Tour
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Bike Tour | Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Hop on your bike and explore the fountains of Lincoln Park and the Near North Side with Greg Borzo, author of Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains (2017).
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Walking Tour
14
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
14
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
20
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
20
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Walking Tour
27
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Bus Tour
27
Bus Tour | Exploring Chicago’s Union Stock Yard

10:00 a.m.

Delve into the Union Stock Yard’s industrial history, cultural heritage, and surrounding neighborhoods with Dominic Pacyga, professor emeritus of history at Columbia College Chicago.
Old Town, Walking Tour
27
Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past.
Walking Tour
28
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.
September 2022
Bus Tour
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Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

1:00 p.m.

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
October 2022
Bus Tour
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Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

1:00 p.m.

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.

Host An Event

Create historic moments.

Sip cocktails next to one of Chicago’s first “L” cars. Dance the night away against a backdrop of Lincoln Park’s lush gardens. Celebrate your life-changing moments in a place dedicated to embracing memories.

Host An Event
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