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January 2020
Lecture
23
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

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Event
28
History Happy Hour

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum and learn about the city you love! Enjoy two drinks on us, live music, gallery talks, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
February 2020
Members   |   Members
14
Member Orientation

11:00 a.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
Event
16
Day of Remembrance

1:30–4:30 p.m.

Each year, Chicago’s Japanese American community comes together to remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
Commemorative Day, Event
17
Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency through music, crafts, and storytelling.
Lecture
20
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Ruby Oram of Loyola University Chicago presents "‘A Girl’s Preparation for Life’: How Women Reformed Vocational Education in Progressive-Era Chicago."
Event   |   Members
21
Members’ Only: Your Story, Our Story Project Culmination

11:00 a.m.

The Chicago History Museum partnered with the Tenement Museum in New York City on Your Story, Our Story, a digital project that highlights our common bonds and reveals the differences in our American experience.
Event
25
Community Conversations: Reflections on Activism

6:30 p.m.

Inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibition, American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago, this series gathers local experts to discuss topics rooted in history, politics, and civic life of Chicago Muslims.
Members   |   Members
25
Member Orientation

6:00 p.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
March 2020
Event
04
Save The Date! Chicago’s Birthday

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!
07
Educator Seminar—Chicago: Her Story

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this professional development program is the perfect opportunity to connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. In this spring's workshop series, discover how women shaped the Chicago we know today.
Educator Program
21
Educator Seminar—Chicago: Her Story

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this professional development program is the perfect opportunity to connect with the Museum’s exhibitions and resources. In this spring's workshop series, discover how women shaped the Chicago we know today.
Event
24
Community Conversations: Identity and Expression

6:30 p.m.

Inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibition, American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago, this series gathers local experts to discuss topics rooted in history, politics, and civic life of Chicago Muslims.
Bus/Trolley
28
Minibus Tour—Chicago: Her Story

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, CHM educator Megan Clark leads a trolley tour that explores how four women—an activist, a philanthropist, an anarchist, and a reformer—agitated positive change in Chicago.
April 2020
Educator Program
28
Teacher Tuesday: Migration and Immigration

5:00–7:00 p.m.

At this informal session for educators, get a preview of a new student gallery experience that explores Chicago’s migration and immigration history.

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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