Masks required in Abakanowicz Research Center; optional for rest of Museum 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 Awarded $2.5 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.


The Chicago History Museum has received a $2.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative. The grant will support the museum in establishing a new permanent role, Curator of Religious Community History, and the Fellowship for Religious Collections, a program for early career archivists in religious history collections. The More

Chicago History Museum Acquires Work from Chicago Based Visual Artist and Author


The Chicago History Museum today announced the acquisition of 117 photographs and two copies of Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution, from Chicago-based visual artist and author, Vashon Jordan Jr. His donated work was inspired by civil injustices in 2020 and the persistent demonstrations that took place across Chicago, showcasing the resilience and authenticity of Chicago More

Donald E. Lassere Named President and CEO of Chicago History Museum


Following a diligent search process and subsequent vote by the board of trustees, the Chicago History Museum today announced that Donald E. Lassere, President of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY will succeed Gary T. Johnson as Museum president. Johnson is retiring after more than 15 years as president at CHM. The presidential search More

Chicago History Museum Acquires Collection of Vivian Maier Color Material


© The Estate of Vivian Maier | Nearly 1,800 images from Maier’s celebrated work to be made available to the public, highlighted in upcoming exhibition. The Chicago History Museum today announced the acquisition of nearly 1,800 Vivian Maier color slides, negatives and transparencies. The collection consists primarily of color slides and transparencies depicting people and More

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories