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February 2017
Museum Tour
27
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Discover how Chicago went "From Pig City to City Beautiful" on this 30-minute guided tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America.
March 2017
OUT at CHM
03
OUT at CHM | Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

How was art used to speak out about the AIDS pandemic, advocate for its victims, and critique public response to this health crisis?
Event
04
Chicago’s 180th Birthday

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join us as we celebrate with a day of four-star fun!
Lecture
07
Member Talk: World’s Fair Music

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Hear about new research into an unlikely 1893 world's fair souvenir—sheet music.
Lecture
09
Urban History Seminar | Detroit Reimagined

5:45 p.m.

Independent scholar Heather Barrow presents in our UHS series.
Museum Tour
13
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Film
14
Wright 150: Frank Lloyd Wright on Film

5:30–7:00 p.m.

Screening of Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns (Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes)
Film
21
Wright 150: Frank Lloyd Wright on Film

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Screening of Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan (Running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes)
Museum Tour
27
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Fundraiser
31
An Evening of Intrigue

6:00–10:00 p.m.

Please join The Guild of the Chicago History Museum at An Evening of Intrigue on Friday, March 31, 2017.    
April 2017
Educator Program
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Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Earn professional development hours at this two-part educator seminar that examines terror and espionage in America.
Members   |   Members
07
Museum Tour
10
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Bus Tour
15
Chicago’s on Fire

1:00 p.m.

Follow the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction on a bus tour.
Lecture
20
Urban History Seminar | Black Metropolis Revisited and Revised

5:45 p.m.

Mary Pattillo of Northwestern University presents in our UHS series.
Educator Program
22
Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Earn professional development hours at this two-part educator seminar that examines terror and espionage in America.
Museum Tour
24
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Event
26
FashioNext Finale

5:30 p.m.

Celebrate FashioNext at the finale celebration!
May 2017
Members   |   Members
07
Members’ Double Discount Week

Sunday, May 7 – Sunday, May 14 Members save 20% at the store and cafe!
Museum Tour
08
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Lecture
11
Urban History Seminar | Indigenous Metropolis: Chicago’s Urban Indians

5:45 p.m.

Patricia Marroquin Norby of the Newberry Library presents in our UHS series.
Tour
13
ChicaGO24

May 1314: From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.
Tour
14
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.
Members   |   Members
16
House History Workshop

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Members, learn how to conduct your own house history research.
OUT at CHM
18
OUT at CHM | From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village, born of activism in 1970 when residents marched here in Chicago's first Pride Parade.
Museum Tour
22
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
June 2017
Members   |   Members
03
Members’ Open House

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Members only! Annual behind-the-scenes exploration of the Chicago History Museum.
Fundraiser
07
Making History Awards

6:00 p.m. reception; 7:00 p.m. dinner

The Making History Awards pay tribute to the positive and enduring impact of some of our city’s extraordinary leaders while supporting the Museum’s innovative programs.
August 2017
Special Event
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Special Event
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Special Event
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December 2017
Special Event
01
The Last Speakeasy | On the Eve of the Repeal

6:30pm–11:00pm

Put on your best get-up and join us at our juice joint as we celebrate the 84th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition.

Host An Event

Create historic moments.

Sip cocktails next to one of Chicago’s first “L” cars. Dance the night away against a backdrop of Lincoln Park’s lush gardens. Celebrate your life-changing moments in a place dedicated to embracing memories.

Host An Event
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