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February 2023
Historical Alliance & All Star Exclusive | Chicago Food Stop

4:00–6:00 p.m.

Historical Alliance and All-Star members are invited to join the Chicago History Museum and Media Burn Archive for an exclusive look and Q&A at the Chicago Food Stop.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Historian and author Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating of North Central College present “Jane Addams, Social Planning, and Early Public Housing on Chicago's Near West Side.”
Film Screening, Partner Event
Partner Event | Screening of “Mikva! Democracy is a Verb”

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of this Emmy-nominated documentary depicting Mikva’s epic career. Following the screening is a panel discussion with Peabody award–winning director Bob Hercules, Con. Jan Schakowsky, Mikva Challenge students, and special guests.
Commemorative Day
Family Event | Presidents’ Day

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Illinois has been home to four US presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama. Commemorate Presidents’ Day at CHM and discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency.
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Member Event | Author Talk – Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now

6:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to this talk with local author and historian Connie Fairbanks and WTTW host Geoffrey Baer.
Black History Month, Commemorative Day
Family Event | Black History Month

10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Bring your family to the Chicago History Museum for a dive into the Chicago connection to the origins of Black History Month.
March 2023
Members’ History Happy Hour

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Test your knowledge of Chicago history! CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica hosts this trivia night featuring a cash bar and a chance to win an exclusive CHM prize package.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Aaron Shkuda of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities presents “Commodities Capital of the World? Building for the Future of Trading in Chicago.”
Commemorative Day
Family Event | Women’s History Month

12:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us at CHM as we commemorate Women’s History Month with performances and activities that all center women’s role in shaping Chicago.
OUT at CHM | Trans Joy and Chicago’s Transgender Community

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Learn about the community work of LGBTQIA+ organizations who have fought for transgender equality for years, laying a foundation for LGBTQIA+ youth in Illinois to grow up with greater levels of support than ever before.

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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.

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