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Our professional development programs provide rich and unique experiences with history. Connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. Engage with staff and experts.

We are monitoring the COVID situation, and if a program format changes, you will be notified no later than one week in advance with updated details. CHM requires all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum or on a tour. Learn more about the Museum’s safety policies and procedures.

City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series

Saturdays, October 30, November 6, and November 20
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. The series kicks off with a walking tour of Old Town to see fire history in the cityscape and a drink from our café to keep you warm. Subsequent sessions feature a talk by CHM curator Julius L. Jones about our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, and CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark introducing gallery exploration tools, classroom resources, and virtual options to expand your classroom instruction. Join us for one or all the sessions! 3 PD hours per session. $25 per session or $60 for all three.

Attend All 3 Sessions Attend Oct. 30 Only


Attend Nov. 6 Only Attend Nov. 20 Only


Half-length portrait of Daisiana Smith and Laverne Lowes holding a book in a room in Chicago, Illinois, at a Service Club charity benefit. One of the women is sitting on a flight of stairs, and the other is leaning over the banister.Save the Date | Virtual Teacher Book Club

Saturdays, January 29 and February 26
(Must attend both sessions)

9:00 a.m.–NOON
Stay tuned for more information about our Virtual Teacher Book Club. The book will be announced after Labor Day. Sessions will be held via Zoom and use Basecamp in between for further conversation and resource sharing. 20 PD hours total. $50; book is included.

Ticketing link to come!



In-Service Programs

Are you interested in a custom in-service experience?
We’re happy to plan with you. To get started, email Heidi Moisan, school programs manager, at [email protected]


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