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September 2021
Walking Tour
19
Walking Tour | Union Station

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Walking Tour
19
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Event, Fundraiser
21
Hideout Trivia hosted by Paul Durica

6:00 p.m.

Paul Durica of the Newberry Library hosts this trivia night featuring CHM's Ema Pinto and Ivan Guzman asking a round of questions on Chicago’s Latinx communities.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
23
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Jessica I. Elfenbein of the University of South Carolina presents “Chicago Lumbermen in the New South: The Philanthropic Legacies of B. F. Ferguson, Francis Beidler, and South Carolina's Old Growth Hardwood Forests.”
Event
23
Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards 2021

6:00–8:30 p.m.

The Costume Council is excited to show their recognition and appreciation for Chicago’s most stylish men. Tickets will go on sale soon, and we hope you'll join us for an evening of fun and fashion.
Walking Tour
24
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Walking Tour
25
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Virtual Event
25
Virtual Event | Candyman: Housing, Fear, & Reclaiming the Narrative

12:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us as Dr. Stanford W. Carpenter moderates a series of panel discussions with scholars, artists, and housing experts.
October 2021
Bus Tour
03
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

12:00–2:00 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
Bus Tour
03
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

2:30–4:30 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
08
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.
Event, Fundraiser
08
Guild Celebration Benefit: “A Hot Time in the Old Town”

6:00 p.m.

Join the Guild of the Chicago History Museum for an event that promises to be the hottest ticket in town!
Members   |   Members
13
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.
Event
16
Family Day | City on Fire: Chicago 1871

10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Designed for families with children ages 13 and under, the day’s activities include a hands-on workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers, live musical performances, the chance to get up close and personal with a fire engine, and more!
Bus Tour
17
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

2:30–4:30 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
Bus Tour
17
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

12:00–2:00 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
Event, Fundraiser
19
Save the Date | The Great Chicago Fire Trivia Night @ The Hideout

6:00–9:00 p.m.

We're excited to partner with the Hideout and Newberry Library on this trivia series hosted by Paul Durica!
Educator Program, Exhibition Program
19
City on Fire Virtual Educator Open House

4:30–6:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, this virtual open house of our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, features CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones talking about its creation.
Educator Program, Exhibition Program
19
City on Fire Virtual Educator Open House

6:30–8:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, this virtual open house of our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, features CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones talking about its creation.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
21
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Paige Glotzer of the University of Wisconsin–Madison presents “How the Suburbs Were Segregated.”
Bus Tour
24
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

2:30–4:30 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
Bus Tour
24
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

12:00–2:00 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
Educator Program
30
City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. The series includes a walking tour of Old Town, a talk by CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones, and CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark sharing gallery exploration tools, resources, and virtual options.
Event
31
Family Event | Scritch Scratch: A CHM Halloween

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Spend a spooky afternoon at CHM as author Lindsay Currie shares about her newest book, Scritch Scratch: A Ghost Story.
Bus Tour
31
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

2:30–4:30 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
Bus Tour
31
Bus Tour | The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery

12:00–2:00 p.m.

We've partnered with the Chicago Architecture Center on this bus tour that follows the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction.
November 2021
Members   |   Members
04
Save the Date | Members’ Annual Meeting

6:00–8:00 p.m.

CHM members are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from CHM president Donald Lassere.
Educator Program
06
City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. This second session of our series features a talk by CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones.
Event
13
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
Fundraiser, Virtual Event
18
Virtual Event | Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones

5:00–7:30 p.m. CT

Join us for a talk with renowned milliner Stephen Jones and Oriole Cullen, fashion and textiles curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Educator Program
20
City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. At this final session, CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark will introduce gallery exploration tools, classroom resources, and virtual options.
December 2021
Members
04
Save the Date | Members’ Winter Party

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Get into the spirit of the season at our annual Members’ Winter Party! This event is fun for the whole family.
Event
18
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells-Shunk for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
January 2022
Event
08
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells-Shunk for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Educator Program
29
Save the Date | Virtual Teacher Book Club

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more information. Sessions will be held via Zoom and use Basecamp in between for further conversation and resource sharing.
February 2022
Event
19
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
March 2022
Event
19
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
May 2022
Event
21
Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Try your hand at designing with community in mind at this FREE workshop with Chicago Mobile Makers.
June 2022
Event
18
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells-Shunk for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
July 2022
Event
23
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells-Shunk for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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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