Tuesday, June 26 the Museum will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. due to a special event. More


Members’ Open House

06/28 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to go "behind the scenes" with Museum staff! More


    Chicago History Cruise

    06/29 3:00 p.m.

    Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise. More


    Shel Silverstein’s Chicago Stroll

    06/30 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

    Writer Shel Silverstein is beloved for classics such as The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and the hit Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue,” but did you know he was Chicago-born and raised? More
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      Come and Find Me: Cataloging for Discoverability

      Posted under Collections by Dana Lamparello

      As part of Monday Night Nitrates, our weekly photograph series, CHM collections staff is blogging about the process of digitizing approximately 35,000 nitrate negatives, a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In this post, CHM senior archivist Dana Lamparello writes about making the images discoverable for research. In many ways, the More

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