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May 2021
Virtual Event
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Virtual Event | Stitching Stars & The Crescent Moon: Dr. Shakeela Hassan and the Fez

1:00–2:00 p.m.

CHM chief historian Peter T. Alter talks with interfaith activist Dr. Shakeela Hassan about the design of the iconic fezzes worn by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Pilsen Murals, Virtual Event
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Virtual Tour | Pilsen Murals

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Take a virtual walk with local guide Luis Tubens and discover the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.
Virtual Event
13
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.

Lilia Fernández of Rutgers University presents "Laboring in Industrial Chicago: Latino Workers in the Age of Manufacturing Flight."
Virtual Event
15
Virtual Exhibition Tour | Vivian Maier: In Color

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Join Vivian Maier: In Color guest curator Frances Dorenbaum as she leads you on this virtual gallery tour, followed by a Q&A.
Union Station, Virtual Event
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Virtual Tour | Union Station

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Join guide Brian Boland to find out why Union Station was once called a “city within a city” and learn the hidden stories that go unseen by thousands each day.
Educator Program, Virtual Event
18
Virtual Teacher Tuesday | Chicago History Museum and Your Classroom

5:00–6:30 p.m.

During this informal session, CHM educators Megan Clark and Heidi Moisan will share new curricular resources and discuss options for virtual and on-site field trips.
Members, Virtual Event   |   Members
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Virtual Members’ Open House, Day 1

3:00–8:00 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 Members’ Open House, Day 2

3:00–8:00 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 Members’ Open House, CHM Trivia Extravaganza

7:00–8:00 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.
June 2021
Fundraiser, Virtual Event
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27th Annual Making History Awards

6:00 p.m.

Our Making History Awards honors civic leaders and organizations whose enduring contributions to art and culture, sports, and business have made Chicago a more vibrant place to live. This year, we're going virtual!
Pilsen Murals, Virtual Event
08
Virtual Tour | Pilsen Murals

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Take a virtual walk with local guide Luis Tubens and discover the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures.

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