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October 2022
08
Chicago Home Movie Day

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Film Archives and Chicago Film Society, archivists and projectionists will inspect and project your celluloid home movies and offer tips on how to store and preserve them.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
08
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Event
08
Fall Family Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of family-friendly activities, including a musical performance, dollmaking activities, and character-led tours of City on Fire. Bring the family along for a day of fun and learning!
Sheffield Stroll, Walking Tour
09
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
09
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Event
10
Family Event | Indigenous Peoples’ Day

1:30–4:00 p.m.

Join us for talks with Indigenous scholar Starla Thompson, Professor John Low of the Ohio State University, and CHM director of collections Julie Wroblewski and project archivist Lydia Wood.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
13
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Takako Day, independent researcher, and Michael Day of Northern Illinois University present "Breaking the Japantown Stereotype: Who Were the Japanese and Japanese Americans in Chicago 1865–1940?"
Partner Event
13
Partner Event | Spirit of the Time: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party

7:00–9:30 p.m.

CHM director of curatorial affairs Charles E. Bethea moderates a panel talk with Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party members Billy “Ché” Brooks, Wanda Ross, and Ralph Bostick.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
15
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Event, Partner Event
15
Back With You Again: Celebrating 75 Years of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie

3:00-4:30 p.m

Join us at CHM for a live event celebrating 75 Years of Kukla, Fran, Ollie, one of the most influential television programs of all time, and the history Chicago children’s TV.
Partner Event
15
Partner Event | Latinx Art Market

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us at the Gage Park Latinx Council Cultural Center for an afternoon of FREE family-friendly fun!
hyde park, Walking Tour
16
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

10:00 a.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Film Screening
16
Film Screening | “Art and Pep”

1:00 p.m.

CHM is pleased to be a partner of the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, which showcases the best in international and independent films from around the world.
Film Screening
19
Film Screening | “King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones”

6:00 p.m.

CHM is pleased to be a partner of the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, which showcases the best in international and independent films from around the world.
Members   |   Members
20
SOLD OUT! Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

12:00–1:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to a special discussion with Ann Marks, author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny.
Members   |   Members
20
SOLD OUT! Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

2:00–3:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to a special discussion with Ann Marks, author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny.
Members   |   Members
20
Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

4:00–5:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to a special discussion with Ann Marks, author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
22
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Educator Program
22
Educator Seminar | Welcome Back to CHM!

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this seminar explores our facilitated museum experiences offered on-site as well as virtually.
Film Screening
22
Film Screening | “The Big Payback”

1:00 p.m.

CHM is pleased to be a partner of the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, which showcases the best in international and independent films from around the world.
Bus Tour
29
Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

1:00 p.m.

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Bus/Trolley
29
Bus Tour | North by Northwest: Infamous Places in the Land Approaching O’Hare

10:00 a.m.

Explore local crime scene haunts and residences of some of Chicago's most notorious lawbreakers with author Richard Lindberg.
November 2022
Members   |   Members
02
Members’ Annual Meeting

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Learn about the history of Chicago pubs from authors June Sawyers and Bill Savage, taste locally made beer, and hear from CHM president Donald Lassere.
Partner Event, Special Event
02
Hideout Trivia

6:00–10:00 p.m.

Join us for a night of trivia fun at the Hideout! This is the final round in our 2022 series.
Educator Program
04
Educator Seminar | Using the Library of Congress for Student Inquiry

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

This seminar introduces teachers to Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students and how to use the Library of Congress collections for student inquiry projects.
Film Screening
04
Supreme Models the Documentary, Midwest Premiere

5:30–9:30 p.m.

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to the Midwest premiere of Supreme Models with author Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Model Veronica Webb, Chicago fashion icon Ikram Goldman, Fashion Fair Cosmetics CEO Desirée Rogers, and DuSable Black History Museum's Danny Dunson!
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
05
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
05
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
10
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Erin McCarthy of Columbia College Chicago presents “Stagg and Stella: We Interrupt this Marriage for Football Season.”
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
12
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
13
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Sheffield Stroll, Walking Tour
13
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
19
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
19
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
hyde park, Walking Tour
20
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

10:00 a.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
26
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Bus/Trolley
26
NEW! Bus Tour | North Side Pursuits: Infamy from Lincoln Park to Edgewater

10:00 a.m.

Explore local crime scene haunts of some of Chicago's most notorious lawbreakers with author Richard Lindberg.
December 2022
Members
09
Members’ Holiday Party

TBD

Save the date for this annual favorite!

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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