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Welcome to the Chicago History Museum

We invite you to visit the Museum to experience our exhibitions, participate in our programs and events, and conduct historical research. If you were unable to find answers to all of your questions on our website, we hope you will share them with us using our online contact form below.

The Chicago History Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, at the intersection of Clark Street and North Avenue. Please send written correspondence to:

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614-6038


Telephone: 312-642-4600
Fax: 312-266-2077
TRS: 1-800-526-0857


Research Inquiries

We realize that not all researchers are able to visit the Research Center in person. We provide many resources online in the research section of our website. If you require a detailed or time-critical response not found online, we may suggest that you hire a freelance researcher. If you require a response not available online, please use our contact form to send us your inquiry.

Collection Donations

If you have objects, images, or documents you believe would complement our collection, please review our collection donation information, which includes our collecting scope as well as the appropriate online form and contact information.

Other Inquiries

Please use this form.

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