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Chicago Stories Every Day

April
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April
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See Chicago from a Different View

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Watch how we transform archival materials into immersive history. The Chicago 00 Project is an award-winning partnership between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes that produces interactive virtual and augmented reality experiences. For our newest episode, more than 300 images of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition were researched and assembled into thirteen More

    April
    03
    April
    03

    The Father of Modern Skyscrapers

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    In Chicago, everyone looks up to the work of Fazlur Rahman Khan, the structural engineer for the Sears Tower and John Hancock Center. Born on this day in 1929 in Bangladesh, Khan came to the United States to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned two master’s degrees and a PhD. More

      April
      02
      April
      02

      Stay Home. Save Lives.

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      On this day in 2019, Lori Lightfoot was elected mayor of Chicago, becoming the first openly gay person and first African American woman to hold that position. In her first year, she has created an affordable housing task force, navigated a Chicago Teachers Union strike, and is currently battling to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 More

        April
        01
        April
        01

        Celebrating International Guitar Month

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        “I think the electric guitar has a place, and there are a lot of electric guitar players that I enjoy listening to very much, but I find for myself the natural guitar a more expressive instrument.”  For International Guitar Month, listen to Studs Terkel’s interview with American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd, who was known for More

          March
          31
          March
          31

          American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

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          Our exhibition American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago draws from more than 100 interviews with Muslim Chicagoans discussing their faith, identities, and personal journeys. By sharing their stories, we aim to exhibit the vibrant Muslim communities in the city and suburbs, honor individual experiences, and build connections in our communities through listening and understanding. Listen More

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