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October 2019
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Opening Weekend of American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Members get priority access to our new exhibition featuring oral histories collected from Chicago’s Muslim community. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!
L Tour, Tour
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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.
Event
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The Vault: An exclusive look inside Hollywood archives

6:00 pm

A lecture and garment presentation by Andrea Kalas & Randall Thropp of Paramount Pictures Studios, with remarks and introduction by Virginia Heaven, curator of Silver Screen to Mainstream at the Chicago History Museum.
Tour, Walking Tour
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Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
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Lincoln Honor Roll Society Planned Giving Workshop

6:00 pm

Join us at the Chicago History Museum for our Fall planned giving workshop, Smarter Philanthropy: Realizing your Legacy
Event
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Notre Dame to North Ave.

5:00 p.m.

Join The Guild for a conversation among a panel of world-class experts who will explore the collective desolation and the community conscience that's revealed - for better or worse - by these landmark losses and campaigns to rebuild.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
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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.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
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Graceland Cemetery Tour

10:00 a.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.
Tour, Walking Tour
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Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Event
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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.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
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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.
November 2019
Event
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Family Day

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Inspired by American Medina, join us for activities that invite families to explore together. Live music, crafts, and a photo booth make this a day to remember!
Tour, Walking Tour
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Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Educator Program
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RESCHEDULED: Chicago Metro History Fair Kickoff

4:30–7:00 p.m.

This FREE event offers educators the chance to get the latest History Fair news for the 2020 contest, share ideas, discuss the theme, and gain new resources from libraries and archives.
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Annual Meeting

5:30–7:00 p.m.

The Members’ Annual Meeting has been a Museum tradition for more than 100 years! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from president Gary T. Johnson as he presents on the Museum’s recent exhibitions, programs, and upcoming projects.
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Celebration of American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Learn about the development of American Medina, which began as an oral history project, from its curator, Peter T. Alter. The celebration will include live music, food, drinks, and staff available in the exhibition to answer your questions.
Lecture
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Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Joshua Specht of Monash University presents "You Destroy the Rule of Supply & Demand: Power and Profits in Chicago’s Cattle Market."
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Bus Tour

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

Join Peter T. Alter, CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center of Oral History, for a members-only tour of American Medina, then travel by bus to the Sabeel Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, for a tour of America-to-Zanzibar: Exhibit of Muslim Cultures with its director, K. Rizwan Kadir.
Educator Program
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Educator Workshop: American Medina

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Based on our exhibition American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago, this workshop for history and social studies teachers features teaching strategies and resource materials on countering anti-Muslim racism.
Tour, Walking Tour
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Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
December 2019
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Holiday Party

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Get into the spirit of the season at our annual Members’ Holiday Party!
January 2020
Educator Program
14
Teacher Tuesday: American Medina

5:00–7:00 p.m.

At this informal session for educators, explore American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago to learn more about the experiences of the Chicago Muslim community and how they helped shape our city.

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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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