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November 2021
Exhibition Program, Virtual Event
Virtual Author Talk | Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Join us as Liesl Olson of the Newberry Library moderates this free talk with Chicago historian Carl Smith, US historian Adam Green, and CHM curator Julius L. Jones.
Lecture, Virtual Event
Virtual Talk | A Combustible Society: Chicago’s Populations and The Great Chicago Fire

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Join us as Dominic Pacyga, professor emeritus of history at Columbia College Chicago, gives insight into the tensions in Chicago before and after the fire that led to subsequent social and economic movements.
Urban History Seminar, Virtual Event
Virtual Urban History Seminar

7:00–8:15 p.m.  

Julius L. Jones, CHM curator and PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, presents “Cultures of Aspiration: African Americans in Chicago, 1929 to 1960.”
Fundraiser, Virtual Event
Virtual Event | Dior Hats: From Christian Dior to Stephen Jones

5:00–6:30 p.m. CT

Join us for a talk with renowned milliner Stephen Jones and Oriole Cullen, fashion and textiles curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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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.

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Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories