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August 2022
Film Screening
18
Chicago Sinfonietta Presents: For the Left Hand Screening and Fireside Chat

6:00–9:00 p.m.

The Chicago Sinfonietta, in collaboration with CHM, presents Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and retired Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich's documentary on Chicago pianist Norman Malone. CHM members get reserved premiere seating for the screening.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
20
SOLD OUT! 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.
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.
Pilsen Murals, 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.
Bronzeville, 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.
September 2022
Bus Tour
03
Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

1:00 p.m.

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
03
SOLD OUT! 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
03
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.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
10
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.
Sheffield Stroll, Walking Tour
11
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.
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
11
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.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
17
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
17
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
18
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
20
Film Screening | The History of South Streeterville

5:30–8:00 p.m.

Join us for a film screening, reception, and panel discussion with local leaders who helped shape this Near North Side neighborhood.
Event, Fundraiser
22
Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards 2022

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun and fashion with the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum!
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
24
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, Tour
24
Bus Tour | Chicago Spiritualism

10:00 a.m.

Seek the truth with CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica on this journey through the history of spirits and spiritualism in Chicago.
Bronzeville, Walking Tour
25
Walking Tour | Bronzeville

10:00 a.m.

Join guide Bernard Turner to learn about the history and culture of this South Side neighborhood.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
29
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Henry Binford of Northwestern University presents “Cincinnati and the Prehistory of US City Planning.”
October 2022
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
01
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
01
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.
Event
02
Family Event | Latinx Heritage Month

12:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us at CHM for fun and engaging opportunities to learn more about the many cultures and peoples of Latin America.
08
Chicago Home Movie Day

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Film Archives and Chicago Film Society, archivists and projectionists will inspect and project your celluloid home movies and offer tips on how to store and preserve them.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
08
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.
Sheffield Stroll, Walking Tour
09
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.
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
09
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.
Event
10
Family Event | Indigenous Peoples’ Day

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Join us at CHM for activities celebrating Native histories and the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples to our city.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
13
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Takako Day, independent researcher, and Michael Day of Northern Illinois University present "Breaking the Japantown Stereotype: Who Were the Japanese and Japanese Americans in Chicago 1865–1940?"
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
15
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
16
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.
Members   |   Members
20
Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

12:00–1:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to a special discussion with Ann Marks, author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny.
Members   |   Members
20
Author Talk | The Life of Vivian Maier

2:00–3:00 p.m.

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to a special discussion with Ann Marks, author of Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny.
Pilsen Murals, Walking Tour
22
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
29
Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

1:00 p.m.

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
November 2022
Members   |   Members
02
Members’ Annual Meeting

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Hear from CHM president Donald Lassere as he reflects on 2022 and looks forward to our upcoming exhibitions, programs, and projects.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
05
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
05
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.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
10
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Erin McCarthy of Columbia College Chicago presents “Stagg and Stella: We Interrupt this Marriage for Football Season.”
Humboldt Park, Walking Tour
13
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.
Sheffield Stroll, Walking Tour
13
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.
Gold Coast, Walking Tour
19
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
19
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
20
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.

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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