Presented in partnership with the Junior League of Chicago, The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month with them by learning about the diverse, trailblazing women of Chicago who left their mark on the city—and the world. Speaker Amanda Scotese, founder and executive director of Chicago Detours, will lead in an interactive presentation that highlights the empowering stories of six diverse women who forged their own paths in various professions.

Enjoy breakfast pastries and coffee as you get inspired by women such as Bessie Coleman, Maria Tallchief, and Iva Toguri D’Aquino who paved the way for us in the present.


If you have already purchased a ticket and would like to add more, or if you prefer to pay by phone, please call Nell McKeown, development events manager, at (312) 799-2112.

Checks may be sent to the below address:

ATTN: Nell McKeown
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

This event will be recorded. by registering, guests agree to be recorded on video and acknowledge that footage may be distributed for educational and promotional purposes.

Maria Tallchief, Native American prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, February 27, 1966. ADN-0000060, Chicago Daily News/Chicago Sun-Times collection, Chicago History Museum; Edward DeLuga for Chicago Sun-Times, photographer. She was considered the United States' first major prima ballerina and was the first Native American to hold the rank.
Headshot of Bessie Coleman in aviator helmet, c. 1921. CHM, ICHi-026774 Headshot of Bessie Coleman (1892–1926), c. 1921. CHM, ICHi-026774. She was the first African American woman to hold a pilot license.
Drawing of Iva Toguri D’Aquino Drawing of Iva Toguri D’Aquino. Image courtesy of Amanda Scotese.
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