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Tuesday, June 26 the Museum will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. due to a special event. More

June 2018
Tour, Walking Tour
24
What the Lady Wants

2:00 p.m.

Sold Out!
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Museum Tour
25
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Discover how Chicago works hard and plays hard on this 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America with volunteer gallery interpreter Richard Johnson.
Members   |   Members
28
Members’ Open House

5:00-9:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to go "behind the scenes" with Museum staff!
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
30
Shel Silverstein’s Chicago Stroll

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Writer Shel Silverstein is beloved for classics such as The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and the hit Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue,” but did you know he was Chicago-born and raised?
Tour, Walking Tour
30
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
30
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
July 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Commemorative Day
04
59th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Museum. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by the Honorable Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
07
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
07
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
07
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
10
Movies In The Park: Back to the Future

8:30 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films.
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bus Tour, Exhibition Program
14
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
L Tour, Tour
15
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
L Tour, Tour
15
The Loop L

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy amazing photographic opportunities on this tour of the city’s central business district with Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago “L.” See a variety of stations from historic to thoroughly modern and learn about the buildings along the route as you glide past.
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
15
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bus Tour, Tour
21
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 with historian Al Walavich, to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Tour, Walking Tour
21
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
ChicaGO24, Trolley Tour
22
Chicago Herstory

2:00–500 p.m.

Join CHM educator Megan Clark on a trolley tour to find out more about the famous, infamous, and little-known women of Chicago who left indelible marks on the city.
Boat Tour, Tour
22
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Members   |   Members
24
Chicago’s Blues, Jazz, and Folk Scene of the 1960s as Photographed by Raeburn Flerlage

6:30 p.m.

Delve into the vast history of blues, jazz, and, folk music in Chicago as seen in the photographs of Raeburn Flerlage.
Tour, Walking Tour
29
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
29
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
August 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
04
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
04
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
04
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
L Tour, Tour
05
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Special Event
10
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Bike Tour, Tour
11
Ride Like the Devil Bike Tour

9:00 a.m.

Pedal through the past with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.
Special Event
11
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Tour, Walking Tour
12
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Special Event
12
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Cemetery Tour, Tour
12
Rosehill Cemetery West

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Movies in the Park
14
Movies In The Park: Clue

8:15 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bus Tour, Tour
25
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Come with us into the darker corners of Chicago history. Discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals. Visit notorious sites, haunted locales, and the city’s cemeteries on these spine-tingling excursions.
Tour, Walking Tour
25
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour, Walking Tour
25
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Running Tour, Tour
25
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Discover how the Gold Coast became one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and hear stories of early Chicago’s rich and famous residents. 
Trolley Tour
26
Chicago ’68 Trolley Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Venture into the influential, eventful, and often turbulent decade that was the 1960s on this new tour.
Tour, Walking Tour
26
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
September 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Fundraiser, Special Event
20
The 5th Annual Spark Awards Dinner Benefiting The Chicago Metro History Fair

6:00 p.m.

Since 2013, the Spark Awards have honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chicago history, History Fair, and education.
October 2018
Event
16
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!

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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