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April 2018
OUT at CHM
24
OUT at CHM | Undocumented and Queer

5:30 p.m.

Join us as we showcase the struggles and activism of undocumented queer people in this age of uncertainty.
Educator Program
28
Amplified: Chicago Blues

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn PD hours as you explore the cultural legacy of Chicago blues as documented by photographer Raeburn Flerlage.
May 2018
Members   |   Members
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House History Workshop

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research.
Members
06
Members’ Double Discount Week

Join us for a week of fantastic discounts!
Lecture
10
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
ChicaGO24, Tour
12
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.                                  
Members
12
ChicaGO24, Tour
13
ChicaGO24

From neighborhood walks to river cruises, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of ways to experience the city’s iconic and unexpected stories.                                  
Members
13
Members’ Lounge for ChicaGO24

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Join us for complimentary coffee and pastries!
Members   |   Members
22
House History Workshop

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research.
Exhibition Program, Lecture
23
Civic Talks: An Evening with Diane Nash

7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with civil rights icon and Chicago native Diane Nash as she recounts her work and shares her perspective on the civil rights movement.
Members   |   Members
29
The 125th Anniversary Of The World’s Columbian Exposition: A Celebration

6:00 p.m.

Parlor music was immensely popular in the late 1800s, and it was no surprise that visitors to the 1893 world’s fair commemorated their trip with sheet music. Learn more about these melodic memories as they are performed live with commentary from Lake Forest College professor Donald Meyer, the lead on this Digital Chicago project.
Fundraiser, Special Event
30
A Spring Luncheon with Brian Atwood

11:00 a.m.–100 p.m.

June 2018
Event
12
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
Members
28
Members’ Open House

5:00-9:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to go "behind the scenes" with Museum staff!
July 2018
Bus Tour, Exhibition Program
14
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
October 2018
Event
16
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!

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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