Open today 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

June 2017
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Open House

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Members only! Annual behind-the-scenes exploration of the Chicago History Museum.
Tour
03
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
03
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
L Tour
04
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Fundraiser
07
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.
Tour
09
Playboy

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Tour
10
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
10
Sheffield Stroll

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
History Fit Tours
13
History Fun Run: Fact & Fiction

6:00 p.m.

These running and biking tours combine history and fitness to explore sites throughout the city. Get your heart pumping as you discover insights into Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks.
Tour
17
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
17
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
24
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
24
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Bus Tour
24
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Visit the site of the former fairgrounds, the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park, and discover what has become an iconic Chicago story.
History Fit Tours
24
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

These running and biking tours combine history and fitness to explore sites throughout the city. Get your heart pumping as you discover insights into Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks.
Cemetery Tour
25
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.
L Tour
25
Movement of the People

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
July 2017
Tour
01
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Event
07
Volunteer Open House

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Meet current volunteers and staff, engage with our experiences for students, and discover how CHM might be a good fit for you!
Tour
08
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
08
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
08
Sheffield Stroll

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
08
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
L Tour
09
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
History Fit Tours
11
History Fun Run: Fact & Fiction

6:00 p.m.

These running and biking tours combine history and fitness to explore sites throughout the city. Get your heart pumping as you discover insights into Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks.
Tour
15
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
15
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Cemetery Tour
16
Bohemian National Cemetery Walking 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.
L Tour
16
Green Line South | Innovation & Architecture

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour
18
Haunted Taverns Trolley Tour

7:00 p.m.

Travel by trolley with supernatural expert and author Ursula Bielski to visit watering holes with paranormal pasts.
Tour
22
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
22
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
22
Weird And Windy Chicago

1:00 p.m.

Join author and professional tour guide Paul Durica on this trolley tour that reveals some of the strangers sites and stories from Chicago history.
Members   |   Members
23
Members’ Orientation

2:00–3:30 p.m.

New to CHM? Been meaning to see a certain exhibition? Want a refresher on what we offer? Join us at Members’ Orientation!
Tour
23
What the Lady Wants

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Lecture   |   Members
25
Tell Me More: Mainbocher’s Broadway Legacy

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Member exclusive! Join CHM curator of costume Petra Slinkard and Michael Cansfield, associate director of development at Lookingglass Theatre, as they recount Mainbocher’s extensive costume work for the stage.
Tour
26
Water, Water Everywhere

10:00 a.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Tour
29
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
29
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
30
Haymarket Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour
30
Movement of the People

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
August 2017
Tour
05
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
05
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Bus Tour
05
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Visit the site of the former fairgrounds, the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park, and discover what has become an iconic Chicago story.
Cemetery Tour
06
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.
L Tour
06
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour
06
Honorary Street Signs Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Special Event
11
Special Event
12
Tour
12
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
12
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Special Event
13
Bike Tour
13
Take a Ride on the Wet Side

9:00 a.m.

These running and biking tours combine history and fitness to explore sites throughout the city. Get your heart pumping as you discover insights into Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks.
L Tour
20
Movement of the People

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour
22
Water, Water Everywhere

10:00 a.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Tour
26
Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
26
Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Tour
26
Sheffield Stroll

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
History Fit Tours
26
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

These running and biking tours combine history and fitness to explore sites throughout the city. Get your heart pumping as you discover insights into Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks.
L Tour
27
Green Line South | Innovation & Architecture

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
L Tour
27
The Loop “L” Tour

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
December 2017
Special Event
01
The Last Speakeasy | On the Eve of the Repeal

6:30–11:00 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.

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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