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August 2021
Educator Program, Virtual Event
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Virtual Event | History Fair 101

9:30 a.m.

Learn all of the fundamentals of running Chicago Metro History Fair in your classroom! This online version of our popular course runs from Monday, August 2, to Friday, August 6.
Walking Tour
08
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Educator Program
10
Snack, Collaborate, and Lesson

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Calling all Chicago Metro History Fair teachers! Join us at CHM to share ideas, materials, and strategies for the upcoming school year.
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
11
Virtual Member Event | Field Museum: 100 Years on Museum Campus

6:30–7:30 p.m. CDT

Join experts from the Field Museum, Chicago Architecture Center, and Chicago History Museum as they share stories of Museum Campus over the past 100 years.
Educator Program
12
Chicago Metro History Fair 101

9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Learn all of the fundamentals of running Chicago Metro History Fair in your classroom in one session!
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
19
Exclusive Virtual Member Event | Chicago’s Stars and Stripes

6:30–7:30 p.m.

CHM All Star members and Historical Alliance are invited to this exclusive talk with CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark as they use the iconic Chicago flag to share stories of the city’s history.
Walking Tour
21
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Walking Tour
22
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Walking Tour
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Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Walking Tour
29
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.
September 2021
Walking Tour
04
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
04
Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.–12:00 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.
Walking Tour
05
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Walking Tour
05
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Walking Tour
12
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Movies in the Park
14
Movies in the Parks | In Old Chicago

6:30 p.m.

Get settled on our plaza with your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free screening of In Old Chicago (1938).
Walking Tour
18
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.
Educator Program, Livestreamed Event
18
Save the Date | Annual Teacher Kickoff

11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Learn all about the new Chicago Metro History Fair season from the annual theme to new resources available for participating schools.
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 | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.–12:00 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.
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.
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.
October 2021
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.
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.

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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