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July 2021
Virtual Event
Virtual Event | Activating Freedom: With Liberty and Justice for All

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Join us for a FREE virtual event filled with conversations, a show-and-tell of early items from our archives, Hands-On History activities, sounds and songs, and more!
Premiere Screening | Seguimos Aquí

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Four LGBTQ+ identifying Latinx Chicagoans navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, interpersonal struggles, and community triumphs throughout a turbulent yet powerful 2020. Join us at the Museum for the documentary premiere, panel discussion, and reception.
August 2021
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
Virtual Member Event | Field Museum: 100 Years on Museum Campus

6:30–7:30 p.m. CDT

Join experts from the Field Museum, Chicago Architecture Center, and Chicago History Museum as they share stories of Museum Campus over the past 100 years.
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Exclusive Virtual Member Event | Chicago’s Stars and Stripes

6:30–7:30 p.m.

CHM All Star members and Historical Alliance are invited to this exclusive talk with CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark as they use the iconic Chicago flag to share stories of the city’s history.
September 2021
Movies in the Park
Movies in the Parks | In Old Chicago

6:30 p.m.

Get settled on our plaza with your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free screening of In Old Chicago (1938).
October 2021
Exhibition Opening | City on Fire: Chicago 1871

Our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, is designed for families to learn, explore, and discover the impact the Great Chicago Fire had on the city and the people who lived here.
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Members’ Opening Commemoration | City on Fire: Chicago 1871

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Members and Historical Alliance are invited to celebrate our newest exhibition! CHM curator Julius L. Jones will present on the process of creation and installation, and CHM staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

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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.

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