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January 2022
Educator Program, Virtual Event
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Virtual Teacher Book Club

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, this two-part book club features A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski and adapted by Richie Chevat.
Virtual Event
30
Virtual Tour | The Birth of the Chicago Skyscraper with Geoffrey Baer

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join WTTW's Geoffrey Baer on this virtual tour of Chicago's architectural history!
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Appreciation Month

To thank you for your support, CHM is offering members and the Historical Alliance extra perks throughout January!
February 2022
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
16
Members’ Virtual Book Club | The Coast of Chicago

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Delve into Stuart Dybek’s The Coast of Chicago with Peter T. Alter, CHM’s Gary T. Johnson chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
17
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Antonio Ramirez of Elgin Community College presents "Chicagolandia: A History of Latinx Suburbia."
Event
19
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
March 2022
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
03
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Brian McCammack of Lake Forest College presents "Open Land for Whom? Race, Environmentalism, and the Battle Over Chicago's Washington Park."
Fundraiser, Lecture
16
Costume Council Presents: Bill Cunningham Was There

5:30–8:00 p.m.

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to a presentation on Bill Cunningham Was There by its authors, Steven Stolman, design and entertaining icon, and John Kurdewan, New York Times digital fashion editor.
Event
19
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
Event
23
Interactive Talk | Chicago Film History: Seeing Selig

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Learn about William Selig, a moving picture pioneer who made his name in Chicago, from Emmy Award–winning documentarian Jeffrey Spitz.
April 2022
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
07
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Fiona Vernal of the University of Connecticut presents "Hartford Bound: How the City Became a West Indian, Puerto Rican, and African American Gateway."
May 2022
Fundraiser
04
Designer of Excellence Awards with Peter Dundas

6:00–10:00 p.m.

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join them in celebrating the fashion career of the iconic designer Peter Dundas and his eponymous brand, DUNDAS.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
12
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Author Thomas Dyja presents “Chicago and New York: Variations on an American Theme.”
Event
21
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
June 2022
Event
18
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
July 2022
Event
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Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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