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July 2017
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, Walking Tour
23
What the Lady Wants

2:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT! These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
23
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour
24
History Highlights Tour

1:00 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, Members   |   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.
Movies in the Park
25
Movies in the Park: Airplane!

8:00 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films at dusk on select Tuesdays.
Tour, Walking 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.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking 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, Walking 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!
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking 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, Tour
30
Movement of the People

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
August 2017
Boat Tour, Tour
04
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking 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, Walking 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, 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.
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Cemetery Tour, 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, Tour
06
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour, Walking 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.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Special Event
11
Boat Tour, Tour
11
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Special Event
12
Tour, Walking 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, Walking 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!
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Special Event
13
Bike Tour, History Fit Tours
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.
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour
14
History Highlights Tour

1:00 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.
Boat Tour, Tour
18
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
L Tour, Tour
20
Movement of the People

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking 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.
Movies in the Park
22
Movies in the Park: City Slickers

8:00 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films at dusk on select Tuesdays.
22
The Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for the second annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards 2017!
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour, Walking 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, Walking 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, Walking 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, Tour
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.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
L Tour, Tour
27
Green Line South | Innovation & Architecture

1:00 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
27
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Tour
28
History Highlights Tour

1:00 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.
September 2017
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise.
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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