Open today 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November 2016
Museum Tour
14
Chicago: Crossroads of America

1:30 p.m.

Join our gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America.
Museum Tour, Tour
28
Chicago: Crossroads of America

1:30 p.m.

Join our gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America.
December 2016
Event, Members
10
Members’ Holiday Party

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Happy Holidays from CHM!
January 2017
15
Chicago Voices Talk | Gospel: Mahalia Jackson and the Civil Rights Movement

5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by remembering the "Queen of Gospel," Mahalia Jackson.
Event
16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this family-friendly event.
24
Chicago Voices Talk | Classical: Chicago Women in Opera

7:00 p.m.

Discover the women who forged one of the most notable opera houses in the world.
31
Chicago Voices Talk | Hip-Hop: How the City Inspires the Sound

7:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of Chicago hip-hop.
February 2017
Museum Tour, Tour
13
Gallery Tour | The Great Migration, Chicago Style

1:30 p.m.

Discover how the Great Migration transformed Chicago in the early twentieth century.
Event
20
Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency.
March 2017
Event
04
Chicago’s 180th Birthday

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join us as we celebrate with a day of four-star fun!
April 2017
Event
04
100th Anniversary of the Chicago Flag

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Toast to the 100th anniversary of the Chicago flag! Discover how the flag got its stripes, hear one of our expert historians tell the story of its origins, and see rare Chicago flag artifacts.
Event
26
FashioNext Finale

6:00–8:15 p.m.

Celebrate the final works from our teen design competition!
June 2017
Movies in the Park
27
Movies in the Park: Field of Dreams

8:30 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films at dusk on select Tuesdays.
July 2017
Event
04
58th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Chicago History Museum! Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by Cook County state’s attorney Kimberly M. Foxx.
Movies in the Park
25
Movies in the Park: Airplane!

8:00 p.m.

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films at dusk on select Tuesdays.

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
Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

Get updates on what’s happening at the Chicago History Museum from exhibitions and programs to special events and more.

What interests you most? Select all that apply.