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Movies in the Park: City Slickers

08/22 8:00 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films at dusk on select Tuesdays. More


Gold Coast Walking Tour

08/26 10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us! More

September 19th

History Happy Hour

09/19 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love! More
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Inside the Collection – Kennicott Meal Bin

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Inside the Collection is a video series that invites you into the Chicago History Museum’s storage spaces to explore unusual, interesting artifacts from our vast collection. In the inaugural installment of Inside the Collection, Britta Keller Arendt, CHM’s senior collection manager, and intern Catrien Egbert highlight a meal bin, a storage container for various grains (think More

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