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February 2018
Museum Tour
26
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Explore our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago history.
Lecture
27
Civic Talks | Race in Chicago: Politics, power, and hierarchy

6:30 p.m.

Join Natalie Moore, WBEZ South Side reporter and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, as she moderates a two-part conversation series.
March 2018
Event
04
Chicago’s Birthday

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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!
Members   |   Members
09
Tell Me More: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

10:00 a.m.

Join director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins in a conversation about the Museum’s new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exhibition, which focuses on his time in Chicago protesting racial discrimination.
Members   |   Members
13
Tell Me More: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

6:00 p.m.

Join director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins in a conversation about the Museum’s new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exhibition, which focuses on his time in Chicago protesting racial discrimination.
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Event
20
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
OUT at CHM
22
OUT at CHM | Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion

5:30 p.m.

Take in an array of head-turning designs that flip the script on gender norms, celebrate young contemporary fashion designers and discover how we've arrived at today's Instagram-fueled hypervisible boom in queer fashion.
Educator Program
24
Voices of Chicago: Immigration and Migration

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn up to 6 PD hours in this two-part workshop!
April 2018
Members   |   Members
06
Members-Only Preview

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Be the first to see Amplified!
Educator Program
14
Amplified: Chicago Blues

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn up to 10 PD hours in this three-part workshop!
Lecture
18
Civic Talk: Chicago Blues

6:30 p.m.

Delve into the stories behind Amplified with its curator and CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins and legendary blues harmonica player and singer Billy Branch.
OUT at CHM
24
OUT at CHM | Undocumented and Queer

5:30 p.m.

Join us as we showcase the struggles and activism of undocumented queer people in this age of uncertainty.
Educator Program
28
Amplified: Chicago Blues

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn PD hours as you explore the cultural legacy of Chicago blues as documented by photographer Raeburn Flerlage.
May 2018
Members   |   Members
01
House History Workshop

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research.
ChicaGO24, Tour
12
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.                                  
ChicaGO24, Tour
13
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.                                  
Members   |   Members
22
House History Workshop

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research.
Lecture
23
Civic Talks: An Evening with Diane Nash

6:30 pm

Join us for an evening with civil rights icon and Chicago native Diane Nash as she recounts her work and shares her perspective on the civil rights movement.
Members   |   Members
29
The 125th Anniversary Of The World’s Colombian Exposition: A Celebration

6:00 p.m.

Parlor music was immensely popular in the late 1800s, and it was no surprise that visitors to the 1893 world’s fair commemorated their trip with sheet music. Learn more about these melodic memories as they are performed live with commentary from Lake Forest College professor Donald Meyer, the lead on this Digital Chicago project.
June 2018
Event
12
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
October 2018
Event
16
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!

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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