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By Rebekah Coffman

January
20
January
20

Celebrating the Lunar New Year and Chicago’s Asian Communities

Posted under Collections by Rebekah Coffman

To mark the Lunar New Year, CHM curator of religion and community history Rebekah Coffman highlights a Year of the Rabbit item from our Asian American Small Business Association collection of visual materials. Happy Lunar New Year! Sunday, January 22, 2023, marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit 4720/2023. Lunar New Year celebrations More

November
21
November
21

Seeing Yourself in Sacred Texts

Posted under Collections by Rebekah Coffman

This year, National Bible Week began Sunday, November 20, and ends on Saturday, November 26, 2022. To mark the occasion, CHM curator of religion and community history Rebekah Coffman highlights a remarkable illustrated publication in CHM’s collection. National Bible Week originated in 1941 under US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, when founders of the National Bible More

October
26
October
26

The Birth of the Báb and Baháʼu’lláh

Posted under Collections by Rebekah Coffman

From sundown on Tuesday, October 25, through sundown on Thursday, October 27, followers of the Baha’i faith will be celebrating important Twin Holidays: the birth of the Báb (Arabic: the Gate) and birth of Bahá’u’lláh (Arabic: Glory of God), its two foundational figures. In recognition, we look to the Chicago History Museum’s collection of pamphlets More

October
14
October
14

Sukkot: Weaving Community Stories

Posted under Stories by Rebekah Coffman

This year, the Jewish festival of Sukkot began at sundown on Sunday, October 9, and ends in the evening of Sunday, October 16. CHM curator of religion and community history Rebekah Coffman explains the meaning and significance of the holiday and talks about an artifact in our collection that is inspired by it. While Sukkot More

    September
    06
    September
    06

    CHM Staff Spotlight: Rebekah Coffman

    Posted under Stories by Rebekah Coffman

    Rebekah Coffman joined the Chicago History Museum in May 2022 as the new Curator of Religion and Community History. In this blog post, she talks about her path to CHM and how she approaches her work. In my first few months at CHM, I have been able to jump into my position with both feet More

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