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

December 2022
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Members’ Double Discount Week

Through Friday, December 9

From Friday, December 2, through Friday, December 9, CHM members and Historical Alliance get 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café!
Family Event | Guild Holiday Party

5:30–7:30 p.m.

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to ring in the holiday season with the Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society!
OUT at CHM | Season of Joy: Trans Joy and Chicago’s Transgender Community

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Learn about the community work of LGBTQIA+ organizations who have fought for transgender equality for years, laying a foundation for LGBTQIA+ youth in Illinois to grow up with greater levels of support than ever before.
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Members’ Holiday Party

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening filled with holiday cheer! Enjoy live jazz music, trivia, a display of collection items, and hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
January 2023
Commemorative Day, Event
Family Event | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Commemorate the enduring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual family-friendly event.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Author Patrick T. Reardon presents “Reporting the Loop: Taking the 'L' from Newspapering to History-writing.”
Educator Program, Virtual Event
Virtual Teacher Book Club

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, this two-part book club for Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City features a session with its author, Carl Smith.
February 2023
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Historian and author Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating of North Central College present “Jane Addams, Social Planning, and Early Public Housing on Chicago's Near West Side.”
Commemorative Day
Family Event | Presidents’ Day

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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.
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Member Event | Author Talk – Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now

6:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to this talk with local author and historian Connie Fairbanks and WTTW host Geoffrey Baer.
March 2023
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Aaron Shkuda of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities presents “Commodities Capital of the World? Building for the Future of Trading in Chicago.”

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.

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