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

Stories are a way of staying connected and engaged with one another. During this time of social isolation, our mission to share Chicago stories is more important than ever.

From digital storytelling and educational resources to VR experiences—we are sharing new ways to engage with the city’s history every day, even from your couch.


50 Years of Earth Day

This Week

4.21 | Lager Beer Riot More

4.20 | Sorbet: A Palate Cleanser More

4.19 | Eastern Orthodox Christians in Chicago More

This Month

4.18 | Small Miracles More

4.17 | “Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” More

4.16 | Living through History More

4.15 | The Last Hours of Abraham Lincoln More

4.14 | She Knows Who She Is More



Our vast library of accessible digital materials includes archival collections, audio recordings, video assets, and so much more.


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Program and event inquiries from the general public should be directed to our Visitor Services office via phone 312-642-4600 or e-mail

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