The Chicago History Museum
The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. A major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events, and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images, and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.
Board of Trustees
Making History Awards
Donald Lassere, Edgar D. and Deborah R. Jannotta President
Michael Anderson, Vice President of External Engagement and Development
Thema McDonald, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Cheryl Obermeyer, Vice President of Finance