On Tuesday, October 24th the Museum will have no public late hours due to a private event. More


After Hours at Bohemian National Cemetery

10/22 4:00 p.m.

Join historian Al Walavich at the Bohemian National Cemetery to walk the grounds after the gates are locked. Established in 1877, this cemetery features a historic gatehouse, magnificent mausoleums, and emblematic treestone grave markers More


Leopold and Loeb

10/22 2:00 p.m.

Come with us into the darker corners of Chicago history. Discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals. Visit notorious sites, haunted locales, and the city’s cemeteries on these spine-tingling excursions. More


History Highlights

10/23 1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history. More
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Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks

Posted under Blog by Gary T. Johnson

                        John Zukowsky. Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks. New York, Rizzoli (2016). What sets this book apart is not only Zukowsky’s interpretation of the two-century sweep of Chicago architecture, but the way that he sheds light on the past few decades. He sees historicism More

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