Welcome to the Chicago History Museum

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CHM?

Explore the city with our expert guides, delve into our exhibitions through thematic programs, or discover Chicago history through family-friendly activities.

Aquí en Chicago

Workshop series, oral history project, and exhibition opening in fall 2025

The Chicago History Museum’s new project, Aquí en Chicago, celebrates the historically persistent cultural presence of Latine communities in Chicago. Follow along as the project evolves.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

27th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade
SAT. JUL. 13, 10:00 A.M.
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua & Humboldt Park

Join professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho on a walk through Humboldt Park. Located on Chicago’s Northwest Side, the Division Street area (a.k.a. Paseo Boricua), with its stores and restaurants, is home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community. Learn more

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SAT. JUL. 13, 10:30 A.M.
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

Experience the grandness of Pilsen’s murals with poet and multidisciplinary artist Luis Tubens. The public art on railroad viaducts, buildings, and doors shows an evolution of the community’s Mexican identity, heritage, and activism. Learn more

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Walking Tour-Bronzeville
SUN. JUL. 14, 12:00 P.M.
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

Author and historian Bernard Turner leads this walking tour that highlights Chicago’s most influential African Americans and their contributions to the city. Learn more

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Events-Walking Tour-Hyde Park Viaduct
SUN. JUL. 21, 11:00 A.M.
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Murals

Join artist and educator Juarez Hawkins for a lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most engaging neighborhoods. Learn more

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SUN. JUL. 21, 12:00 P.M.
Walking Tour | Lincoln Park’s Lost History

Join tour guide and researcher Tony Szabelski to explore Lincoln Park’s history from the Couch Tomb to the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Learn more

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SUN. JUL. 21, 2:30 P.M.
Bike Tour | Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains

Explore the fountains of Lincoln Park and the Near North Side with Greg Borzo, author of Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains (2017). Learn more

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LEARN AND CONNECT WITH CHM

CHM strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, programs, digital resources, and special events, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other.

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23 Mil
Objects in our collections
52,000+
Students visit the museum each year
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ABAKANOWICZ RESEARCH CENTER

Home to the Chicago History Museum’s archives, manuscripts, photographs, and more, the Abakanowicz Research Center (ARC) is one of the premier research facilities in Chicago. With free admission, the ARC helps fulfill the Museum’s mission to be a destination for learning and to connect people to Chicago’s history. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Support the Museum

SUPPORT OUR MISSION BY BECOMING A MEMBER

Membership offers ways to engage with others who love the city of Chicago and its history and opportunities to interact with our award-winning staff. Enjoy free admission, behind-the-scenes experiences, special discounts, and more!

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