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

Chicago History Museum Opens Digital Access to the Sun-Times Collection

Chicago History Museum Opens Digitial Access to the Sun-Times Collection  The photography collection spanning 75+ years of Chicago history is now available to the public.   CHICAGO (April 12, 2023) – In 2018 the Chicago History Museum acquired a Chicago Sun-Times photography collection of over 5 million images spanning over 75 years of Chicago history. It More

Applications Open for “Aquí en Chicago” Summer Internships

Spend the summer uncovering Latino/a/x stories at the Chicago History Museum CHICAGO (April 5, 2023) – The Chicago History Museum has openings for 8 Research Associates from June 26 through Aug 18, 2023. Young people from across the city are invited to apply and will contribute to the research for the upcoming exhibition, Aquí en More

Celebrate “Trans Joy” with OUT at CHM

WHAT:   This International Transgender Day of Visibility, please join the OUT at CHM committee at the Chicago History Museum to 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.  More

Chicago History Museum Receives $50,000 Grant from Bank of America

Bank of America will support the Museum’s goal to represent Latino/a/x communities in an ongoing, sustained way. Specifically, the funding will fuel the Museum’s youth workforce development opportunities for Chicago’s Latino/a/x communities and its commitment to elevating overlooked history. Sparked by a protest in 2019 led by students from the Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy / More

Chicago History Museum’s New Exhibition Shares Ten Never-Been-Exhibited Ensembles

The Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibition Treasured Ten: Selections from the Costume Collection will be open to the public starting Saturday, April 9, 2022, and run through Monday, January 16, 2023. The exhibition features an eclectic arrangement of garments from the Chicago History Museum’s clothing collection of more than 50,000 pieces. These ten never-been-exhibited ensembles More

Remembering Timuel Black

The Chicago History Museum joins the chorus of voices expressing our great sense of loss with the passing of historian, teacher, mentor, author, and civil rights leader Timuel Black.  Like so many who have worked to understand the full and complex history of Chicago and its diverse communities, the Museum benefited greatly from our close More