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Ramadan Mubarak: Places of Prayer and Community Celebration

CHM curator of religion and community history Rebekah Coffman talks about the significance of Ramadan and shares a brief history of Chicago’s Muslim communities. Sundown on March 23 marks the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan, a time of prayer, fasting, and personal and community reflection. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri More


CHM Resources on Lucy Parsons, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Jane Addams

In 1987, Congress officially designated March as Women’s History Month to commemorate, learn about, and reflect on women who have been history makers on their own terms. Chicago has had its fair share of influential women who have shaped not only the city, but the entire nation through their activism and work. In an effort More


The Glory of Galanos: America’s Haute Couturier

Please join The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum at The Casino for an evening of cocktails and conversation as we welcome journalist and fashion collector David Nash and designer and author Steven Stolman to celebrate the work of America’s beloved haute couturier James Galanos. This presentation will showcase the work of James Galanos More


SOLD OUT! Partner Event | Chicago’s Black & Brown Future: Mayoral Runoff

Presented in partnership with the Latino Policy Forum, Chicago Urban League, and other partners, make your voices heard and join us at CHM for Chicago’s Black & Brown Future: Mayoral Runoff debate between candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas. The debate will be an hour long with a reception in the Millions of Moments exhibition. More


Members’ Open House

Our annual Members’ Open House provides members and Historical Alliance with exclusive access to the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, and staff. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about the Museum! The North & Clark Café and Museum Store will also be open for members and Historical Alliance to redeem More


Family Event | Navroz, the Persian New Year

Celebrate Navroz, the Persian New Year, at the Chicago History Museum! Presented in collaboration with The Ismaili Council for the Midwestern US, learn about the history and traditions behind Navroz at this family-friendly event through activities such as egg decorating, tile painting, Haft-Sin table displays, henna, and more. Navroz/Наврӯз (or Nowruz) means “new day.” The More

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