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August
12
August
12

The King of Confidence

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Miles Harvey. The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2020. You might know something about Brook Farm, Massachusetts, and New Harmony, Indiana—but what about Beaver Island, Michigan? You have heard of Joseph Smith and Brigham More

    August
    12
    August
    12

    Chicago’s Silent Sentinels

    Posted under Women's History by Guest author

    In this blog post, CHM curatorial intern Divya Pai recounts the work of Lucy Hyde Ewing and Madeline Upton Watson as part of a series in which we share the stories of local women who made history in anticipation of an exhibition about Chicago women and the vote. The fight for women’s suffrage in Chicago More

    July
    29
    July
    29

    The Black Nurses of Provident Hospital

    CHM assistant curator Brittany Hutchinson recounts how Provident Hospital, the first African American–owned and operated hospital in the US, created opportunities for Black nurses in Chicago. This blog post is part of a series in which we share the stories of local women who made history in anticipation of CHM’s upcoming online exhibition Democracy Limited: Chicago Women and the Vote. More

    June
    24
    June
    24

    Defender of the Oppressed and Vulnerable

    Posted under Women's History by Guest author

    In this blog post, CHM curatorial intern Brigid Kennedy recounts the life of Pearl M. Hart as part of a series in which we share the stories of local women who made history in anticipation of an exhibition about Chicago women and the vote. Pearl M. Hart is remembered by her family as being fond More

    June
    22
    June
    22

    Remembering Victor Skrebneski

    Posted under Women's History by Guest author

    Legendary photographer Victor Skrebneski passed away on April 4, 2020. For this blog post, Nena Ivon, past president of the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, delved into her personal archive and reflects on her friend’s work with the Museum. Victor Skrebneski had a varied and exciting association with the Costume Council of the More

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