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Please note, the Modern by Design exhibition is temporarily closed for repairs and will reopen on April 27 More

April 2019
OUT at CHM
24
OUT at CHM: Out of This World

6:30 p.m.

Discover the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQIA communities with the Museum’s popular and proactive series.
Lecture
26
Muslims in Chicago: An Oral History

6:00–9:30 p.m.

The Chicago History Museum is proud to collaborate and cohost the 2019 Muslims in Chicago Listening Party with the Sabeel Center.
Walking Tour
27
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Running Tour, Tour
27
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Get your heart pumping as you explore Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks. 
Cemetery Tour, Tour
28
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
L Tour, Tour
28
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Educator Program
30
Teacher Tuesday: Oral History

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Teachers, join us for an informal evening to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning.
Event
30
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
May 2019
Members, Special Event   |   Members
02
Special Members’ Celebration

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of our newest fashion exhibition in style. This event features curator-led talks, exhibition staff available to answer your questions, a live band, and food and drinks from the era. So blow your wig and get dizzy with us!
Educator Program
04
Chicago Legacies: Women’s Suffrage

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Created for educators, the Chicago Legacies workshop series draws on the Museum’s collection and share strategies to spark investigations with students about citizenship and the rights of people in the US.
Tour, Walking Tour
04
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bike Tour, Tour
04
Ride Like the Devil Bike Tour

9:45 a.m.

Pedal through the past with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
05
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Members   |   Members
05
Members’ Double Discount Week

Members, take advantage of additional savings! Stop by the Museum Store for 20 percent off Chicago-themed gifts, Lincoln keepsakes, and more.
Lecture
09
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Heather Thompson of the University of Michigan presents "The Attica Prison Uprising and Why It Matters Today," followed by a lively discussion.
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour
11
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Art Deco By Boat

7:00 p.m.

Sit back and take in the skyline at sunset as CHM’s John Russick narrates the history of art deco buildings along the river.
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Sheffield Stroll

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
19
Leopold and Loeb

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
L Tour, Tour
19
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Lecture, Members
19
Slavery in Illinois: Slave Owners, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for this special program partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum, wherein we will discuss the history of slavery in Illinois with authors Darrel Dexter and Owen Muelder.
Fundraiser, Special Event
21
SPARK Awards Reception Benefiting The Chicago Metro History Fair

5:30 p.m.

Since 2013, the Spark Awards have honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chicago history, History Fair, and education.
June 2019
Members   |   Members
03
Members’ Open House

4:00-8:00 p.m.

Save the date!
Fundraiser
05
Making History Awards

6:00 p.m. reception; 7:00 p.m. dinner

The Making History Awards pay tribute to the positive and enduring impact of some of our city’s extraordinary leaders while supporting the Museum’s innovative programs.
Event
11
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
OUT at CHM
12
OUT at CHM: Quiet as a Riot

6:30 p.m.

Save the date! Discover the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQ communities with the Museum’s popular and proactive series.

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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