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October 2020
Lecture, Urban History Seminar
29
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00 p.m.

Erik S. Gellman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents “Urban Spaces and Democratic Protest in Postwar Chicago: Historicizing the Street Photography of Art Shay.”
Virtual Event
31
Virtual Event | Lovecraft Chicago: History, Horror, & Afrofutures

11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The horror genre provides a unique entry point to explore deeply rooted fears and anxieties sparked by legacies of trauma and the creation of otherness. Explore HBO’s new series, Lovecraft Country, through a tour and roundtable talks with noted artists, scholars, and historians.
November 2020
Virtual Event
03
Virtual Tour | America’s First Planned Industrial Community

4:00 p.m.

Join CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones on Zoom to explore the Pullman neighborhood, which was built specifically for the employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company.
Members, Virtual Event
05
Virtual Members’ Annual Meeting

6:00 p.m.

Join CHM president Gary T. Johnson for his final members’ annual meeting. The featured guest speaker this evening is award-winning author Carl S. Smith.
Virtual Event
07
Virtual Tour | Old Town: Art, Music, and Theater

3:00 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.
Virtual Event
10
Virtual Tour | The Haymarket Affair

4:00 p.m.

Join author and historian Paul Durica on a virtual tour of places and spaces pertaining to labor relations, immigration, social protest, and the right to peaceful assembly in times of uncertainty and terror.
Virtual Event
10
Virtual Tour | Pilsen Murals

4:00 p.m.

Take a virtual walk with local guide Luis Tubens and discover the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Virtual Event
14
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.
Educator Program, Virtual Event
14
Virtual Teacher Book Club – Internment

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Designed for educators, this final session of the book club features a meeting with Internment author Samira Ahmed.
Virtual Event
17
Virtual Tour | Bronzeville: The Black Chicago Renaissance

4:00 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.
Lecture, Urban History Seminar
19
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00 p.m.

Deborah Kanter of Albion College presents “Chicago Católico: Making/Unmaking Mexican Parishes.”
December 2020
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.
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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