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May 2022
Members   |   Members
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In-person Event | Members’ Open House, Day 1

4:00–8:00 p.m.

The CHM Members’ Open House provides members and Historical Alliance with exclusive access to Museum collections and staff. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes!
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
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Virtual Event | Members’ Open House, Day 2

4:00–8:00 p.m.

The CHM Members’ Open House provides members and Historical Alliance with exclusive access to Museum collections and staff. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes!
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
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Virtual Event | Members’ Open House, Day 2 – CHM Trivia Extravaganza

7:00 p.m.

Think you know Chicago's history? In our closing event for the Members' Open House, test your knowledge with CHM staff as they quiz you with images from our visual materials collection.
Walking Tour
28
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Bus Tour
28
Bus Tour | Exploring Chicago’s Union Stock Yard

10:00 a.m.

Delve into the Union Stock Yard’s industrial history, cultural heritage, and surrounding neighborhoods with Dominic Pacyga, professor emeritus of history at Columbia College Chicago.
Film Screening
31
Summer Screenings | A Girl Returned

6:30 p.m.

Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and their consular and cultural partners, CHM is pleased to be a host for Summer Screenings.
June 2022
Walking Tour
04
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
04
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Film Screening
07
Summer Screenings | Perdida

6:30 p.m.

Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and their consular and cultural partners, CHM is pleased to be a host for Summer Screenings.
Fundraiser
08
28th Annual Making History Awards

6:00–9:00 p.m.

CHM’s Making History Awards have honored nearly 120 Chicagoans and 13 Chicago companies whose enduring contributions to art and culture, sports, business, and civic life have made this city a more vibrant place to live.
Walking Tour
11
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Walking Tour
12
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Walking Tour
12
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Civic Season, Event
12
Civic Season | Flag Day

1:00–3:30 p.m.

Join us for flag-related activities including a panel discussion moderated by Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member Lee Bey, a chance to design your own banner, and more.
Event
14
Costume Council Annual Meeting with Scooter LaForge

5:30–7:30 p.m.

All are invited to the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum‘s annual meeting, which features a presentation by New York-based artist Scooter LaForge on the intersection of art and fashion.
Film Screening
14
Summer Screenings | The Good Boss

6:30 p.m.

Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and their consular and cultural partners, CHM is pleased to be a host for Summer Screenings.
Civic Season, Virtual Event
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Civic Season | Virtual Panel Talk: Voting Rights in Illinois and the United States

6:00–7:30 p.m.

In anticipation of the Illinois primary election on June 28, join us for a virtual, nonpartisan panel talk with representatives from the Chicago Board of Elections, the American Civil Liberties Union, and more.
Event
18
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Walking Tour
18
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Old Town, Walking Tour
18
Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past.
Walking Tour
18
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Walking Tour
19
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

10:00 a.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Film Screening
21
Summer Screenings | Toxikoma

6:30 p.m.

Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and their consular and cultural partners, CHM is pleased to be a host for Summer Screenings.
OUT at CHM
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OUT at CHM | Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS

5:30–8:30 p.m.

Join us for a dance performance and panel discussion reflecting on the history of HIV/AIDS in Chicago, the dance community’s efforts to provide support to those impacted by the epidemic, and the future of HIV/AIDS advocacy in Chicago and beyond.
Bus Tour, Tour
25
Bus Tour | The Devil in the White City

10:00 a.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 with public historian Paul Durica to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Walking Tour
26
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.
Film Screening
28
Summer Screenings | Peace by Chocolate

6:30 p.m.

Presented by Cinema/Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and their consular and cultural partners, CHM is pleased to be a host for Summer Screenings.
July 2022
Walking Tour
02
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
02
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Civic Season
04
Civic Season | Independence Day

10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Join us in the Museum’s backyard for family-friendly festivities such as our children’s Freedom Dance Party, a keynote speech by author and professor Michelle Duster, a Chicago blues jam session, and more!
Educator Program
06
Nurturing 21st Century Historians: Student Voice and Historical Narrative

9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this unique professional learning opportunity brings together the resources and staff of the Chicago History Museum and the New-York Historical Society.
Walking Tour
09
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Old Town, Walking Tour
09
Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past.
Walking Tour
10
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Walking Tour
10
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Walking Tour
16
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
16
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Walking Tour
17
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

10:00 a.m.

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue.
Event
23
Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Walking Tour
23
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Walking Tour
24
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.
Bus Tour, Tour
30
Bus Tour | The Devil in the White City

10:00 a.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 with public historian Paul Durica to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
August 2022
Walking Tour
06
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
06
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Walking Tour
13
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Walking Tour
14
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

10:00 a.m.

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood.
Walking Tour
14
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua and Humboldt Park

2:00 p.m.

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho.
Walking Tour
20
Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast.
Union Station, Walking Tour
20
Walking Tour | Union Station

1:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at one of America's last great railway terminals on a walking tour that highlights this iconic Chicago locale.
Walking Tour
27
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Bus Tour
27
Bus Tour | Exploring Chicago’s Union Stock Yard

10:00 a.m.

Delve into the Union Stock Yard’s industrial history, cultural heritage, and surrounding neighborhoods with Dominic Pacyga, professor emeritus of history at Columbia College Chicago.
Old Town, Walking Tour
27
Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

10:00 a.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past.
Walking Tour
28
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.

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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