Notice

The Museum will close at 2:30 on Wed, Nov 22, and will be closed on Thurs, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. More

November 2017
Museum Tour
27
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history.
December 2017
Special Event
01
The Last Speakeasy

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Put on your best get-up and join us at our juice joint as we celebrate the 84th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
Bus Tour, Tour
02
Bus Tour: Sacred Spaces

1:00 p.m.

Sold Out!
Members   |   Members
03
Members’ Double Discount Week

Chicago History Museum members receive 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café the week of December 3.
Tour
04
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Educator Program
09
Deepening Our Understanding: Race and Racism in American Life

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with The Field Museum, this two-part professional development program offers the opportunity to explore race and racism in the contexts of science, history, and contemporary life.
Members   |   Members
09
Members’ Holiday Party

11:00 a.m.

Get into the spirit of the season at our annual Members’ Holiday Party!
Educator Program
16
Deepening Our Understanding: Race and Racism in American Life

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with The Field Museum, this two-part professional development program offers the opportunity to explore race and racism in the contexts of science, history, and contemporary life.
Tour
18
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
January 2018
Tour
08
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Event, Members
09
Tell Me More: Chicago and The Great War

6:00 p.m.

Join CHM senior curator Olivia Mahoney in a discussion about our new exhibition Chicago and the Great War, followed by a Q&A session.
Commemorative Day, Event
15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:00 a.m.

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy at this family-friendly event.
Lecture
18
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Tour
22
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Event
23
History Happy Hour

5:30–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
Lecture
30
Civic Talks

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.
February 2018
Event, Members
06
A Legacy Through Film: Executive Order 9066

6:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of two films from the Chicago-based Full Spectrum Features on Japanese American incarceration during World War II.
Tour
12
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Commemorative Day, Event
18
Day of Remembrance 2018

2:00 p.m.

Chicago's Japanese American community invites you to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order 9066.
Commemorative Day, Event
19
Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency through music, crafts, and storytelling.
Tour
26
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Lecture
27
Civic Talks

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
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
OUT at CHM
22

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
Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

Get updates on what’s happening at the Chicago History Museum from exhibitions and programs to special events and more.

What interests you most? Select all that apply.