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Chicago History Museum Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Great Chicago Fire in New Exhibition

The Chicago History Museum will commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 in its newest family friendly exhibition. The devastating grief and subsequent growth sparked by the destruction of the fire is remembered in City on Fire: Chicago 1871, opening to the public on Friday, October 8, 2021. “The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was More

Chicago History Museum and Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action Present Documentary Highlighting Experiences of Latinx LGBTQIA+ Communities during COVID-19


The Chicago History Museum and OUT at CHM, in partnership with Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA), is honored to present the premiere screening of “Seguimos Aqui (We’re Still Here): Pride, Pandemic & Perseverance.” The 30-minute documentary will premiere at the Museum on July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and reception. More

Chicago History Museum Awarded Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities


Grant to Support Upcoming Exhibition, “City on Fire: Chicago 1871”, to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire  The Chicago History Museum this month received a $376,503 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the public humanities category to support upcoming exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871. The family friendly More

Chicago History Museum Explores the Work of Vivian Maier in Newest Exhibition


The Chicago History Museum is featuring a collection of many never-before seen works by world-renown photographer Vivian Maier in an upcoming exhibition, Vivian Maier: In Color, opening to the public May 8, 2021. “The Chicago History Museum is committed to sharing Chicago stories, and Vivian Maier’s work represents her private contributions to the documentation and More

The Chicago History Museum Breaks Ground on Richard M. and Shirley H. Jaffee History Trail


The Chicago History Museum earlier this month broke ground on a multifaceted park beautification project. Named for long-time Chicago civic leaders and supporters of the Museum, Richard M. and Shirley H. Jaffee, the project features an accessible interpretive path around the Museum and includes renovations to the Museum’s public plaza. In cooperation with the Chicago More

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories