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December 2020
Virtual Event
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Virtual Tour | Chicago’s Prohibition Story

3:00 p.m.

Author and historian Paul Durica leads this virtual visit to Chicago of the 1920s and ’30s when Prohibition changed business, culture, and daily life.
Virtual Event
05
Chicago Metro History Fair Judge Mastery Workshop

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Looking for a virtual volunteering opportunity? If you're interested in learning more about Chicago history and helping students perfect their research and inquiry skills, we've got just the thing for you!
Educator Program, Virtual Event
08
Virtual Teacher Tuesday

5:00–6:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this informal session focuses on a topic and teaching strategy. Become a historian in your own home using analysis and interpretive strategies with everyday objects!
Virtual Event
12
Virtual Tour | Bronzeville: The Black Chicago Renaissance

1:00 p.m.

Hear from Dr. Christopher Reed, professor emeritus at Roosevelt University, about the locations and working conditions that compelled literary and visual artists and musicians to create works of art that still resonate today.
Virtual Event
12
Virtual Tour | Union Station

3:00 p.m.

Join guide Brian Boland to find out why Union Station was once called a “city within a city” and learn the hidden stories that go unseen by thousands each day.
Virtual Event
15
Virtual Tour | Old Town: Art, Music, and Theater

4:00 p.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past.
January 2021
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
14
Virtual Urban History Seminar

6:45–8:15 p.m.

Carl S. Smith of Northwestern University presents “The Elusiveness of History: Responding Again to the Great Chicago Fire.”
February 2021
Educator Program, Virtual Event
06
Virtual Teacher Workshop | Millions of Moments

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, participants will engage in interactive learning strategies to delve deeper into the history, context, and art of images from our Chicago Sun-Times photograph collection.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
18
Virtual Urban History Seminar

6:45–8:15 p.m.

Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, presents “Revisioning Historic Preservation Chicago in the Twenty-First Century.”
Educator Program, Virtual Event
23
Virtual Teacher Tuesday

5:00–6:30 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.

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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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Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories
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