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December 2019
Bus Tour, Tour
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Bus Tour: Sacred Spaces

1:00 p.m.

This annual holiday favorite returns! Join Rolf Achilles, professor of historic preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Stained Glass in Houses of Worship, to explore sanctuaries that communities have shaped and reshaped.
January 2020
Members   |   Members
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Member Appreciation Month

The Chicago History Museum is offering you extra perks this January!
Educator Program
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Teacher Tuesday: American Medina

5:00–7:00 p.m.

At this informal session for educators, explore American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago to learn more about the experiences of the Chicago Muslim community and how they helped shape our city.
Commemorative Day, Event
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy at this family-friendly event.
Event
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Community Conversations-Identity and Expression

6:30 p.m.

Inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibition, American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago, this series gathers local experts to discuss topics rooted in history, politics, and civic life of Chicago Muslims.
Lecture
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Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Lee Bey of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago presents "Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side."
Event
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History Happy Hour

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum and learn about the city you love! Enjoy two drinks on us, live music, gallery talks, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
February 2020
Members   |   Members
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Member Orientation

11:00 a.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
Event
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Day of Remembrance

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Each year, Chicago’s Japanese American community comes together to remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
Commemorative Day, Event
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Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency through music, crafts, and storytelling.
Lecture
20
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Ruby Oram of Loyola University Chicago presents "‘A Girl’s Preparation for Life’: How Women Reformed Vocational Education in Progressive-Era Chicago."
Event
21
Your Story, Our Story Project Culmination

11:00 a.m.

The Chicago History Museum partnered with the Tenement Museum in New York City on Your Story, Our Story, a digital project that highlights our common bonds and reveals the differences in our American experience.
Event
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Community Conversations-Reflections on Activism

6:30 p.m.

Inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibition, American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago, this series gathers local experts to discuss topics rooted in history, politics, and civic life of Chicago Muslims.
Members   |   Members
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Member Orientation

6:00 p.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
March 2020
Event
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Save The Date! Chicago’s Birthday

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join us as we celebrate the city’s birthday with a day of four-star fun!

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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