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The Chicago History Museum

Founded in 1856 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of the state of Illinois in 1857, the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to millions of historical objects, images, and documents. Nationally recognized for its holdings, CHS is devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago, as well as selected areas of American history. In 2006, following an extensive building renovation and rebranding initiative, CHS created a new public identity for itself as the Chicago History Museum (CHM), which operates as the building and institutional public presence under the auspices and legal oversight of CHS.

Board of Trustees

Chicago Historical Society Board of Trustees

Awards

Professional and civic awards granted to the Museum

Making History Awards

Making History Award Honorees, 19952015

Annual Report

The 2016 Chicago History Museum Annual Report

The 2015 Chicago History Museum Annual Report (Interactive)
The 2015 Chicago History Museum Annual Report (Print version)

Key Documents

Mission, Vision, Purpose, Past, Present and Future

Chicago History Museum Strategic Plan

Chicago History Museum Master Plan

Chicago History Museum Visioning Report

Chicago History Museum Collection Policy

Chicago History Museum Code of Ethics

Executive Team

Gary Johnson

Russell Lewis

David Deyhle

Cheryl Obermeyer

John Russick

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories

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