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December 2022
Family Event | Guild Holiday Party

5:30–7:30 p.m.

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to ring in the holiday season with the Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society!
OUT at CHM | Season of Joy: Trans Joy and Chicago’s Transgender Community

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Learn about the community work of LGBTQIA+ organizations who have fought for transgender equality for years, laying a foundation for LGBTQIA+ youth in Illinois to grow up with greater levels of support than ever before.
Members   |   Members
Members’ Holiday Party

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening filled with holiday cheer! Enjoy live jazz music, trivia, a display of collection items, and hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
January 2023
Commemorative Day, Event
Family Event | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Commemorate the enduring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual family-friendly event.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Author Patrick T. Reardon presents “Reporting the Loop: Taking the 'L' from Newspapering to History-writing.”
Educator Program, Virtual Event
Virtual Teacher Book Club

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, this two-part book club for Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City features a session with its author, Carl Smith.
February 2023
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Historian and author Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating of North Central College present “Jane Addams, Social Planning, and Early Public Housing on Chicago's Near West Side.”
Partner Event
Partner Event | Day of Remembrance

1:30–3:00 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
Family Event | Presidents’ Day

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Illinois has been home to four US presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama. Commemorate Presidents’ Day at CHM and discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency.
Members   |   Members
Member Event | Author Talk – Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now

6:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to this talk with local author and historian Connie Fairbanks and WTTW host Geoffrey Baer.
Black History Month, Commemorative Day
Family Event | Black History Month

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Join us at CHM to learn about notable Black figures who have made an impact on local and national levels.
March 2023
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Aaron Shkuda of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities presents “Commodities Capital of the World? Building for the Future of Trading in Chicago.”
Commemorative Day
Family Event | Women’s History Month

12:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us at CHM as we commemorate Women’s History Month with performances and activities that all center women’s role in shaping Chicago.

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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