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January 2017
Educator Program
21
Educator Workshop | Chicago’s Stars and Stripes

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Explore Chicago’s history through the symbols of its flag.
Performance
24
Chicago Voices Talk | Classical: Chicago Women in Opera

7:00 p.m.

Discover the women who forged one of the most notable opera houses in the world.
OUT at CHM
26
OUT at CHM | Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism

5:30 p.m reception, 6:30 p.m. program

How have bars helped to shape Chicago's LGBT community?
Performance
31
Chicago Voices Talk | Hip-Hop: How the City Inspires the Sound

7:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of Chicago hip-hop.
February 2017
Museum Tour
03
Verbal Imaging Tour: Lincoln’s Undying Words

1:30 p.m.

Created for visitors who have low vision or are blind, this 90-minute highlights tour of Lincoln’s Undying Words is led by a volunteer gallery interpreter and offers opportunities to touch objects from our teaching collection. Companions are welcome.
Event
04
A Wonder in My Soul: A Great Migration Story

10:30 a.m.

Celebrate the centennial of the Great Migration by experiencing Victory Gardens Theater's latest production, A Wonder in My Soul.
Film
09
Members’ Film Series | Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II

5:00 p.m. Exhibition Open 6:00 p.m. Screening

In Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II (2012), discover the story about the Greatest Generation that you haven't heard.
Lecture
16
Urban History Seminar | Reconsidering Jane Addams’s Imagined Neighborhood

5:45 p.m.

Independent scholars Ellen Skerrett and Rima Schultz present in our UHS series.
Film
16
Members’ Film Series | A League of Their Own

5:00 p.m. Exhibition Open 6:00 p.m. Screening

Discover how women kept Major League Baseball alive during World War II.
Event
19
Day of Remembrance: A Time for Action

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Chicago's Japanese American community invites you to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order 9066.
Event
20
Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency.
Fundraiser
21
Blues, Brews, and BBQ: A Fundraiser for the Chicago Metro History Fair

5:30–8:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music and great beer at the Lagunitas TapRoom for Brews, Blues, and BBQ, which supports the Chicago Metro History Fair!

March 2017
OUT at CHM
03
OUT at CHM | Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

How was art used to speak out about the AIDS pandemic, advocate for its victims, and critique public response to this health crisis?
Event
04
Chicago’s 180th Birthday

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join us as we celebrate with a day of four-star fun!
Lecture
09
Urban History Seminar | Detroit Reimagined

5:45 p.m.

Independent scholar Heather Barrow presents in our UHS series.
May 2017
OUT at CHM
18
OUT at CHM | From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village, born of activism in 1970 when residents marched here in Chicago's first Pride Parade.

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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