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Chicago and the Great War

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On Memorial Day, we commemorate all those who died while in military service for the United States. More than four thousand men and women from Cook County lost their lives in World War I. The US entered the war in 1917. Thousands of Cook County men served in all branches of the military, while many More

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    May
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    A Light-hearted Lightfoot

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    Every Sunday, we’re featuring a story submitted to our community-based initiative, In This Together, which collects digital records that capture personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Like many people, I’ve been delighted by the Where’s Lightfoot Instagram account. Humor is definitely one of preferred coping mechanisms and I appreciate having something to smile about during More

      May
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      May
      23

      Eid Mubarak

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      In October 2019, the Chicago History Museum opened its American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago exhibition. Based on the ongoing Chicago Muslim Oral History Project that has collected nearly 150 interviews to date, American Medina shares the stories of Muslim Chicagoans’ faith, identity, and personal journeys through nearly forty excerpted oral history interviews. Artist and More

        May
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        May
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        The Finest Furry Friends

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        May is National Pet Month, which celebrates the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives—and vice versa. Since Illinois’s stay-at-home order began in mid-March, many of the Chicago History Museum staff members have been spending more quality time with their cats and dogs. Some pets have jumped right into work alongside (or onto) their person, More

          May
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          May
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          A New Way of Living

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          For Throwback Thursday, take in a view of Marina City under construction on this day in 1962. Designed by Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg, the corncob-shaped towers are among Chicago’s most distinctive structures.  Planning for Marina City began in 1959 as part of a plan to redevelop downtown Chicago. In the years after World War II, More

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