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Members’ Celebration of American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

11/13 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Learn about the development of American Medina, which began as an oral history project, from its curator, Peter T. Alter. The celebration will include live music, food, drinks, and staff available in the exhibition to answer your questions. More


Urban History Seminar

11/14 5:45 p.m.

Joshua Specht of Monash University presents "You Destroy the Rule of Supply & Demand: Power and Profits in Chicago’s Cattle Market." More


    Members’ Bus Tour

    11/15 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Join Peter T. Alter, CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center of Oral History, for a members-only tour of American Medina, then travel by bus to the Sabeel Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, for a tour of America-to-Zanzibar: Exhibit of Muslim Cultures with its director, K. Rizwan Kadir. More
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      A Century of Chicago Bears Football

      Posted under Stories by Julius L. Jones

      The 2019 National Football League season marks the centennial for both the league and a few original teams, including our very own Chicago Bears. To commemorate the occasion, assistant curator Julius L. Jones compiled some highlights from the Bears’ first century using artifacts and images in the Chicago History Museum’s collection.   The Chicago Bears More

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