Railroaders Opening Day
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of Railroaders. Enjoy folk music and family activities. Discover if you have what it takes to talk like a railroader, translate signals, and be on a five-man train crew.
NPR’s StoryCorp will be at the Museum during opening weekend to record stories from the railroaders’ descendants.
Cost: Free for members or with Museum admission. No reservations required.
Commuters’ Cathedral: Photographs of Union Station
Sunday, April 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Join John E. Gruber as he shares his photographs of Union Station from
the early 1960s. Explore the hustle and bustle and enjoy behind-the-scenes stories of Chicago’s “a city within a city” in its heyday. Gruber is a noted photographer, author, editor, and founder of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art in Madison, Wisconsin.
Cost: Free for members, or free with Museum admission. No reservations required.
Theater Workshops: Voices of the City
Calling theater and history enthusiasts alike! Join us for a workshop with Kristen Leahey, resident dramaturg at Northlight Theatre. Gain a greater understanding of voice and how to incorporate authenticity into your writing.
Open to all levels of writers.
Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.
Sign Language Interpretation:
The Chicago History Museum is happy to offer sign language interpretation at any of its public programs. Please contact the Public Programs Manager, at least 2 weeks prior to the day of the event in order to accommodate this request 312.642.4600