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January 2017
Event
11
Sneak preview of WTTW’s Masterpiece: Victoria

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the series premiere of Victoria, the highly anticipated new drama series about the epic life of Queen Victoria.
Lecture
12
Urban History Seminar | Race and Cultural Geography in Chicago’s Loop

5:45 p.m.

Gerald Butters of Aurora University presents in our UHS series.
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.
Educator Program
21
Educator Workshop | Chicago’s Stars and Stripes

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Explore Chicago’s history through the symbols of its flag.
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.
OUT at CHM
26
OUT at CHM | Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism

5:30 p.m reception, 6:30 p.m. program

How have bars helped to shape Chicago's LGBT community?
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
03
Verbal Imaging Tour: Lincoln’s Undying Words

1:30 p.m.

Created for visitors who have low vision or are blind, this 90-minute highlights tour of Lincoln’s Undying Words is led by a volunteer gallery interpreter and offers opportunities to touch objects from our teaching collection. Companions are welcome.
Event, Lecture
04
Chicago History on Stage: A Wonder in My Soul

10:30 a.m.

Celebrate African American History Month by experiencing Victory Gardens Theater's latest production, A Wonder in My Soul.
09
Members’ Film Series | Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II

5:00 p.m. Exhibition Open 6:00 p.m. Screening

In Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II (2012), discover the story about the Greatest Generation that you haven't heard.
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.
Lecture
16
Urban History Seminar | Reconsidering Jane Addams’s Imagined Neighborhood

5:45 p.m.

Independent scholars Ellen Skerrett and Rima Schultz present in our UHS series.
16
CANCELLED Members’ Film Series | A League of Their Own

5:00 p.m. Exhibition Open 6:00 p.m. Screening

Discover how women kept Major League Baseball alive during World War II.
Event
19
Day of Remembrance: A Time for Action

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Chicago's Japanese American community invites you to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order 9066.
Event
20
Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency.
Fundraiser
21
Blues, Brews, and BBQ | A Fundraiser for the Chicago Metro History Fair

5:30–8:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music and great beer at the Lagunitas TapRoom for Brews, Blues, and BBQ, which supports the Chicago Metro History Fair!

Museum Tour
27
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Discover how Chicago went "From Pig City to City Beautiful" on this 30-minute guided tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America.
March 2017
OUT at CHM
03
OUT at CHM | Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

How was art used to speak out about the AIDS pandemic, advocate for its victims, and critique public response to this health crisis?
Lecture
07
Member Talk: World’s Fair Music

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Hear about new research into an unlikely 1893 world's fair souvenir—sheet music.
Lecture
09
CANCELLED: Urban History Seminar | Detroit Reimagined

5:45 p.m.

Independent scholar Heather Barrow presents in our UHS series.
Museum Tour
13
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Discover how Chicago went "From Pig City to City Beautiful" on this 30-minute guided tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America.
14
Wright 150: Frank Lloyd Wright on Film

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Screening of Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns (Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes)
21
Wright 150: Frank Lloyd Wright on Film

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Screening of Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan (Running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes)
Museum Tour
27
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Fundraiser
31
An Evening of Intrigue

6:00–10:00 p.m.

Please join The Guild of the Chicago History Museum at An Evening of Intrigue on Friday, March 31, 2017, featuring former CIA operative Valerie Plame.  
April 2017
Museum Tour
10
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Bus Tour, Tour
15
Chicago’s on Fire

1:00 p.m.

Follow the Great Chicago Fire's path of destruction on a bus tour.
Lecture
20
Urban History Seminar | Black Metropolis Revisited and Revised

5:45 p.m.

Mary Pattillo of Northwestern University presents in our UHS series.
Educator Program
22
Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Earn professional development hours at this educator seminar that examines terror and espionage in America.
Museum Tour
24
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Explore our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour about how the Great Migration transformed our city.
Event
26
FashioNext Finale

6:00–8:15 p.m.

Celebrate the final works from our teen design competition!
May 2017
Museum Tour, Tour
08
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Lecture
11
Urban History Seminar | Indigenous Metropolis: Chicago’s Urban Indians

5:45 p.m.

Patricia Marroquin Norby of the Newberry Library presents in our UHS series.
Fundraiser, Special Event
15
Designer of Excellence Award

6:00–10:00 p.m.

The Costume Council honors Carolina Herrera with the Designer of Excellence Award.
16
On the Table with CHM

10:30am–11:45am

OUT at CHM
18
OUT at CHM | From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview

5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program

Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village, born of activism in 1970 when residents marched here in Chicago's first Pride Parade.
Educator Program
20
“Play Ball!”

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Earn professional development hours at this educator seminar that explores a variety of historical issues through the lens of baseball.
Museum Tour
22
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
June 2017
Tour, Walking Tour
09
Playboy

2:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT!
Tour
12
History Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Tour
26
History Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
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
07
Volunteer Open House

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Meet current volunteers and staff, engage with our experiences for students, and discover how CHM might be a good fit for you!
Tour
10
History Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
16
Bohemian National Cemetery Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
L Tour, Tour
16
Green Line South | Innovation & Architecture

1:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Tour, Trolley Tour
18
Haunted Taverns Trolley Tour

7:00 p.m.

Travel by trolley with supernatural expert and author Ursula Bielski to visit watering holes with paranormal pasts.
Tour, Trolley Tour
22
Weird And Windy Chicago

1:00 p.m.

Join author and professional tour guide Paul Durica on this trolley tour that reveals some of the strangers sites and stories from Chicago history.
Tour
24
History Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
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.
August 2017
Tour, Walking Tour
06
Honorary Street Signs Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Tour
14
History Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
L Tour, Tour
27
Tour
28
History Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
September 2017
Lecture
07
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. Reception with cash bar at 5:45 P.M. Dinner at 6:15 P.M. Presentation at 7:00 P.M. Reservations required.
Museum Tour
11
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Delve into our exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a themed, 30-minute guided tour.
Event
12
The Union of Fashion and Art

5:45 p.m.

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum Presents: The Union of Fashion and Art
Tour, Walking Tour
16
Playboy Walking Tour

10:30 a.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Museum Tour
25
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history.
Tour, Trolley Tour
30
Trolley Tour: Radicalism and Reaction

1:00 p.m.

As you travel the city by trolley, discover where, how, and why these radicals clashed with law enforcement.
October 2017
Museum Tour
09
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history.
Event, Lecture
10
Al Capone’s Beer Wars

6:00 p.m.

Come with us into the darker corners of Chicago history. Discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals. Visit notorious sites, haunted locales, and the city’s cemeteries on these spine-tingling excursions.
Lecture
12
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. Reception with cash bar at 5:45 P.M. Dinner at 6:15 P.M. Presentation at 7:00 P.M. Reservations required.
Bus Tour, Tour
14
Prohibition Era Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Come with us into the darker corners of Chicago history. Discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals. Visit notorious sites, haunted locales, and the city’s cemeteries on these spine-tingling excursions.
Tour, Walking Tour
17
Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Sold Out!
Event
21
The Annual Lincoln Colloquium

9:30 a.m.

The Chicago History Museum is hosting The Annual Lincoln Colloquium. The Lincoln Colloquium is a national conference at which Lincoln scholars from throughout the nation present historical insights concerning Abraham Lincoln.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
22
After Hours at Bohemian National Cemetery

4:00 p.m.

Join historian Al Walavich at the Bohemian National Cemetery to walk the grounds after the gates are locked. Established in 1877, this cemetery features a historic gatehouse, magnificent mausoleums, and emblematic treestone grave markers
Museum Tour
23
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Sold Out!
Museum Update
24
No Tuesday Night Public Late Hours

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

On October 24th we will have no public late hours due to a private event. Hours will be from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Tuesday late night hours will resume on October 31st.
Event, Fundraiser
25
Presidents’ Circle Honors 2017

11:00 a.m.

Join The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum as they present Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Co-founders of Marchesa, with the first ever Presidents’ Circle Honors.
Educator Program
30
Educator Mini-Con | Early Childhood & Elementary Educators

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Educators, earn 3 PD hours as you engage with Museum staff, connect with new state standards, and build your civic instruction!
November 2017
Bus Tour, Tour
04
Chicago Crimes of the Past

1:00 p.m.

Come with us into the darker corners of Chicago history. Discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals. Visit notorious sites, haunted locales, and the city’s cemeteries on these spine-tingling excursions.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
05
After Hours at Bohemian National Cemetery

4:00 p.m.

Join historian Al Walavich on these two-hour walking tours and discover significant figures from Chicago’s past.
Educator Program
06
Educator Mini-Con | Middle & High School Educators

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Educators, earn PD hours as you engage with Museum staff, connect with new state standards, and build your civic instruction!
Museum Update
07
Museum Closed for Staff Enrichment Day

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, November 7th for a staff enrichment day.
Lecture
09
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. Reception with cash bar at 5:45 P.M. Dinner at 6:15 P.M. Presentation at 7:00 P.M. Reservations required.
11
Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, the Chicago History Museum honors veterans and their families with FREE admission on Saturday, November 11.
Museum Tour
13
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history.
Event
17
Screening of: “Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th”

1:30 p.m.

Join us for the screening of "Fighting on Two Fronts: The Story of the 370th". The film tells the remarkable, but little known, story of one of few African‐American regiments to have fought in combat during World War I.
Museum Tour
27
History Highlights

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of the city’s history.
December 2017
Special Event
01
The Last Speakeasy

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Put on your best get-up and join us at our juice joint as we celebrate the 84th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
Tour
04
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Educator Program
09
Deepening Our Understanding: Race and Racism in American Life

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with The Field Museum, this two-part professional development program offers the opportunity to explore race and racism in the contexts of science, history, and contemporary life.
Educator Program
16
Deepening Our Understanding: Race and Racism in American Life

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with The Field Museum, this two-part professional development program offers the opportunity to explore race and racism in the contexts of science, history, and contemporary life.
Tour
18
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
22
Give the Gift of Museum Membership this Holiday Season

Enjoy 10% off on all gift  membership vouchers through Friday, December 22!
January 2018
Tour
08
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for 30-minute tours of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focus on specific aspects of Chicago’s history.
Lecture
18
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Museum Tour
22
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join volunteer gallery interpreter Mike Johnson on his 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America that delves into the history of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.
Event
23
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
Lecture
30
Civic Talks | Race in Chicago: Social Perspectives

6:30 p.m.

Join Natalie Moore, WBEZ South Side reporter and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, as she moderates a two-part conversation series.
February 2018
Educator Program
10
Voices of Chicago: Immigration and Migration

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn up to 6 PD hours in this two-part workshop!
Museum Tour
12
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Explore our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago history.
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Museum Tour
26
History Highlights Tour

1:30 p.m.

Explore our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America on a 30-minute tour that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago history.
Lecture
27
Civic Talks | Race in Chicago: Politics, power, and hierarchy

6:30 p.m.

Join Natalie Moore, WBEZ South Side reporter and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, as she moderates a two-part conversation series.
March 2018
Event
04
Chicago’s Birthday

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join us as we celebrate the city’s birthday with a day of four-star fun!
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Event
20
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
OUT at CHM
22
OUT at CHM | Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion

5:30 p.m.

Take in an array of head-turning designs that flip the script on gender norms, celebrate young contemporary fashion designers and discover how we've arrived at today's Instagram-fueled hypervisible boom in queer fashion.
Educator Program
24
Voices of Chicago: Immigration and Migration

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn up to 6 PD hours in this two-part workshop!
Event
25
Mabel Mabel Tiger Trainer Screening

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The film uncovers the real story behind the most famous woman of her time as told in her words, from her relatives, her protégés, and today’s female tiger trainers who follow in her footsteps. Q&A with director Leslie Zemeckis to follow screening.
April 2018
Educator Program
14
Amplified: Chicago Blues

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Educators, earn up to 10 PD hours in this three-part workshop!
Exhibition Program, Lecture
18
Civic Talks: Chicago Blues

6:30 p.m.

Delve into the stories behind Amplified with its curator and CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins and legendary blues harmonica player and singer Billy Branch.
Lecture
19
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
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
01
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!
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
June 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
03
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Museum Tour
11
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Get to know the history of meatpacking in Chicago on this free 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America.
Event
12
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
OUT at CHM
14
Disruptive Touch: Queer Expression in Public Spaces

5:30 p.m.

Join us at the Center on Halsted for a cocktail reception, panel discussion, vendor marketplace, and viewing of the short film.
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
20
Movies In The Park: The Goonies

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.
Running Tour, Tour
23
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Discover how the Gold Coast became one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and hear stories of early Chicago’s rich and famous residents. 
Tour, Walking Tour
24
What the Lady Wants

2:00 p.m.

Sold Out!
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Museum Tour
25
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Discover how Chicago works hard and plays hard on this 30-minute tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America with volunteer gallery interpreter Richard Johnson.
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
30
Shel Silverstein’s Chicago Stroll

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Writer Shel Silverstein is beloved for classics such as The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and the hit Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue,” but did you know he was Chicago-born and raised?
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
July 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
07
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
10
Movies In The Park: Back to the Future

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.
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
15
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
22
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Members   |   Members
24
Chicago’s Blues, Jazz, and Folk Scene of the 1960s as Photographed by Raeburn Flerlage

6:30 p.m.

Delve into the vast history of blues, jazz, and, folk music in Chicago as seen in the photographs of Raeburn Flerlage.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
August 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
05
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes.
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Educator Program
09
History Fair Boot Camp

9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Led by Chicago Metro History Fair staff, this FREE one-day workshop covers the process of teaching project-based historical inquiry from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bike Tour, Tour
11
Ride Like the Devil Bike Tour

9:00 a.m.

Pedal through the past with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
12
Rosehill Cemetery West

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tour led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Movies in the Park
14
Movies In The Park: Clue

8:15 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.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Running Tour, Tour
25
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Discover how the Gold Coast became one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and hear stories of early Chicago’s rich and famous residents. 
Trolley Tour
26
Chicago ’68 Trolley Tour – SOLD OUT

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Venture into the influential, eventful, and often turbulent decade that was the 1960s on this new tour.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Educator Program
29
History Fair Boot Camp

9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Led by Chicago Metro History Fair staff, this FREE one-day workshop covers the process of teaching project-based historical inquiry from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
September 2018
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
04
The Blues Brothers on the Plaza

8:00 p.m.

End of summer got you feeling blue? Sing it out at CHM! Visit Amplified: Chicago Blues and stay for a screening of The Blues Brothers (1980) under the stars on the Museum’s plaza.
Walking Tour
08
Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains

9:30 am

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
09
Brown Line: Urban Hike

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Educator Program
11
Teacher Tuesday

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Teachers, join us for an informal evening that offers the opportunity to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning.
Special Event
12
Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards

5:00–800 p.m.

Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for the third annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards!
Lecture
13
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Event, Members   |   Members
18
Film Screening | A City at War: Chicago

6:00 p.m.

Through personal reminiscences, declassified films, period stills, and a poster, A City at War: Chicago (2017) explores how a mutually beneficial relationship between FDR and Chicago’s powerful Democratic Mayor Ed Kelly helped to win World War II.
Walking Tour
22
SOLD OUT! Playboy Walking Tour

10:30 a.m.

Join Elizabeth Fraterrigo, author of Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America, on a tour that highlights Playboy’s story and the lifestyle it evoked.
Running Tour, Tour
22
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Get your heart pumping as you explore Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks. 
October 2018
Educator Program
02
History Fair Boot Camp

4:30–8:00 p.m.

Led by Chicago Metro History Fair staff, this FREE workshop covers the process of teaching project-based historical inquiry from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.
Lecture, Members   |   Members
04
Members-Only Pre-Opening Lecture: Modern By Design

6:30 p.m.

Join senior curator Olivia Mahoney for a lecture on the Museum’s upcoming exhibition Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America, which features nearly 300 items, most from the Museum’s collection.
Lecture, Members   |   Members
05
Members-Only Pre-Opening Lecture: Modern By Design

10:00 a.m.

Join senior curator Olivia Mahoney for a lecture on the Museum’s upcoming exhibition Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America, which features nearly 300 items, most from the Museum’s collection.
L Tour, Tour
07
Brown Line: Urban Hike

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Museum Tour
08
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Educator Program
09
Chicago Metro History Fair Kickoff

4:30–7:00 p.m.

Get the latest History Fair news for the 2019 contest, share ideas, discuss the theme, earn PD hours, and gain new resources from libraries and archives.
Lecture
11
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Nicholas Kryczka of the University of Chicago will present "City of Choice: Magnet Schools and Urban Renaissance in Post-Civil Rights Chicago."
Educator Program
12
History Fair Boot Camp

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Led by Chicago Metro History Fair staff, this FREE workshop covers the process of teaching project-based historical inquiry from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.
Event
16
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Raise a glass and learn more about the city you love!
Cemetery Tour, Tour
20
SOLD OUT! Art Deco Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

On this walking tour with historian and cemetery expert Al Walavich, visit the more contemporary sections of Bohemian National Cemetery to see how unexpected styles such as Art Deco and mid-century modernism were used to commemorate and mourn the dead.
Educator Program
20
Chicago Legacies: The 1968 Democratic National Convention

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Created for educators, the Chicago Legacies workshop series draws on the Museum’s collection and share strategies to spark investigations with students about citizenship and the rights of people in the US.
Educator Program
20
History Fair Boot Camp

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Led by Chicago Metro History Fair staff, this FREE workshop covers the process of teaching project-based historical inquiry from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
21
SOLD OUT! After Hours at Bohemian National Cemetery

4:00 p.m.

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
Museum Tour
22
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Tour, Walking Tour
23
SOLD OUT! Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
Lecture
23
Chicago Muslim Project Listening Party

6:15 p.m.

Join the Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) and the Museum’s Chicago Muslim Project to hear the stories of local American Muslims in this rough-cut listening party!
Educator Program
23
Teacher Tuesday

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Teachers, join us for an informal evening that offers the opportunity to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning.
Members   |   Members
25
Members-Only Preview

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America with a discussion featuring senior curator Olivia Mahoney, live music, and inspired food and drink selections.
Special Event
26
Guild 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration

7:00 p.m.

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join them for their 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration, which will commemorate seven decades in style that highlight and acknowledge their mission.
Tour, Walking Tour
30
SOLD OUT! Garden of the Dead

8:00 PM

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries.
November 2018
Members   |   Members
01
Members-Only Annual Meeting

6:00–7:00 p.m.

The Members’ Annual Meeting has been a Museum tradition for more than 100 years! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from president Gary T. Johnson as he presents on the Museum’s recent exhibitions, programs, and upcoming projects.
Bus Tour, Tour
03
Bus Tour: Chicago Crime History

1:00 p.m.

Award-winning Chicago author and historian Richard Lindberg leads this bus tour of famous and forgotten crime scenes north and northwest of downtown Chicago.
Educator Program
03
Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Designed for educators, this workshop includes gallery time in Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America and resources to incorporate design-thinking in the classroom.
Lecture
08
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Pamela L. Bannos of Northwestern University will present "Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife."
Event
10
Family Design Day at CHM

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Inspired by our newest exhibition Modern by Design, join us for a day of creative expression that invites families to design, make, and share throughout the Museum. Explore the exhibition, go on an artifact hunt, and create your own mini Zephyr train. Test out and learn more about design principles at our maker cart.
Museum Tour
12
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Educator Program
15
History Fair Boot Camp

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Led by Chicago Metro History Fair staff, this FREE workshop covers the process of teaching project-based historical inquiry from planning in your classroom to assessing the final product.
Fundraiser, Special Event
16
Presidents’ Circle Honors 2018 Celebrating Jason Wu

11:00 a.m.

Join the Costume Council as we present the second annual Presidents’ Circle Honors Award to noted designer Jason Wu.
Museum Tour
26
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
27
Modern by Design Film Talk | Creative Broadcast: Communication, Commercials, and Advertising

6:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Film Archives, this free film screening is followed by a discussion with Michael Golec of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
December 2018
Bus Tour, Tour
01
SOLD OUT! Bus Tour: Sacred Spaces

1:00 p.m.

This annual holiday favorite returns! Join Rolf Achilles, professor of historic preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Stained Glass in Houses of Worship, to explore sanctuaries that communities have shaped and reshaped.
Museum Tour
03
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
04
Modern by Design Film Talk | Form and Function: The Legacy of the Institute of Design

6:00 p.m.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Film Archives, this free film screening is followed by a discussion with Jan Tichy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Event
06
Blues & Sones: Crosscultural Concerts with Chicago’s Billy Branch and Sones de México

7:00 p.m.

Join us for a unique collaboration between the legendary Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues and the acclaimed Sones de México. In partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and the National Museum of Mexican Art, these free concerts feature the Chicago blues sound combined with Mexican folk songs, including those from the Afro-Mexican traditions that continue to thrive in Chicago.
Event
06
Last Speakeasy on the Eve of the Repeal 2018

7:00pm-11:00pm

Put on your best get-up and join us at our juice joint as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition.
Event
07
SOLD OUT! Blues & Sones: Crosscultural Concerts with Chicago’s Billy Branch and Sones de México

7:00 p.m.

Join us for a unique collaboration between the legendary Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues and the acclaimed Sones de México. In partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and the National Museum of Mexican Art, these free concerts feature the Chicago blues sound combined with Mexican folk songs, including those from the Afro-Mexican traditions that continue to thrive in Chicago.
Members   |   Members
08
Members’ Double Discount Week

Chicago History Museum members receive 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café December 8-15.
Special Event
10
Haute for the Holidays

6:00 p.m.

Get ready to toast the holidays! Please join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for Haute for the Holidays at SPACE 519.
Members   |   Members
15
Modern Members’ Holiday Party

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Get into the spirit of the season at our annual Members’ Holiday Party!
Museum Tour
17
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
22
Amplified: Chicago Blues Gallery Tour

2:30 p.m.

Dizzy Bolinski, Museum volunteer and Chicago Blues musician will be leading a public tour of Amplified: Chicago Blues December, 22 at 2:30.
January 2019
Members   |   Members
01
Members’ Appreciation Month

All members will be able to bring two additional guests to the Museum for the entire month of January!
11
Amplified: Chicago Blues Gallery Tour

12:00 p.m.

Mike Felten, Chicago Blues musician will be leading a public tour of Amplified: Chicago Blues January 11 at 12:00! Free with admission, meet in front of exhibition.
Museum Tour
14
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Members   |   Members
15
Members’ Mixer And Tour

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Mix and mingle with fellow members while enjoying light snacks and drinks in the North & Clark Café.
Lecture
17
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Commemorative Day, Event
21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy at this family-friendly event.
Museum Tour
28
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Educator Program
29
Cancelled-Teacher Tuesday

5:00–7:00 p.m.

This program is cancelled due to inclement weather and will be combined with the February 12 session.
February 2019
Museum Tour
11
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Educator Program
12
Teacher Tuesday

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Teachers, join us for an informal evening to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning.
Event
17
Day of Remembrance

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Each year, Chicago’s Japanese American community comes together to remember President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
Commemorative Day, Event
18
Presidents’ Day

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency through music, crafts, and storytelling.
Members   |   Members
19
Forty Blocks Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a members-only screening of Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project (2016), and a lively panel discussion.
Lecture
21
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Museum Tour
25
History Highlights Gallery Tour

1:30 p.m.

Join one of our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Event
26
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
March 2019
Bus Tour
02
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.
Commemorative Day
04
Chicago’s 182nd Birthday

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was incorporated as a city. To celebrate this anniversary, Museum admission will be FREE to Illinois residents on this day!
Trolley Tour
10
Chicago Herstory

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Join CHM educator Megan Clark on a trolley tour to find out more about the famous, infamous, and little-known women of Chicago who left indelible marks on the city.
Tour, Walking Tour
10
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Educator Program
12
Teacher Tuesday

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Teachers, join us for an informal evening to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning.
Members   |   Members
12
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: A Deeper Dive SOLD OUT

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and reference librarian Lesley Martin in the Research Center, where we’ll use Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to take a virtual walk through the past.
Lecture
14
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
Members   |   Members
19
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: A Deeper Dive SOLD OUT

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and reference librarian Lesley Martin in the Research Center, where we’ll use Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to take a virtual walk through the past.
Bus Tour, Tour
23
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
OUT at CHM
27
OUT at CHM: How It’s Written

6:30 p.m.

Discover the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQIA communities with the Museum’s popular and proactive series.
Event
30
Blues Family Jam

9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Explore Chicago’s musical legacy with a morning of creative activities and experiences designed for families.
Tour, Walking Tour
31
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
April 2019
Fundraiser, Special Event
05
Sponsors of Style

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to become a Sponsor of Style for our latest exhibition, Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ’40s.
Fundraiser, Special Event
05
Shall We Dance

6:00 pm

Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for Shall We Dance, the opening night gala of our latest exhibition Silverscreen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930’s and 40’s.
Bus/Trolley
06
Civil War Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

As Lincoln fought to preserve the Union, Chicagoans rallied to support him and the Northern effort. Visit locations significant to Chicago during the war with guide Kevin Naughton.
Members, Special Event   |   Members
06
Members’ Opening Weekend

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Members receive exclusive access to our newest fashion exhibition during opening weekend!
L Tour, Tour
07
The Loop L Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Trolley Tour
07
Chicago’s On Fire

1:00 p.m.

Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path of destruction by trolley from the site of the O’Leary barn to the Near North Side.
Members, Special Event   |   Members
07
Members’ Opening Weekend

12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Members receive exclusive access to our newest fashion exhibition during opening weekend!
Lecture
11
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Robert Gioielli of the University of Cincinnati will present "Split-levels/Sea-levels Rise: Suburbanization, Racism, and Climate Change in the Postwar Metropolis," followed by a lively discussion.
Members   |   Members
12
New Member Orientation

11:00 a.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
13
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Members   |   Members
16
New Member Orientation

6:00 p.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
OUT at CHM
24
OUT at CHM: Out of This World

6:30 p.m.

Discover the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQIA communities with the Museum’s popular and proactive series.
Lecture
26
Muslims in Chicago: An Oral History

6:00–9:30 p.m.

The Chicago History Museum is proud to collaborate and cohost the 2019 Muslims in Chicago Listening Party with the Sabeel Center.
Walking Tour
27
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Running Tour, Tour
27
History Fun Run: Life & Style

9:45 a.m.

Get your heart pumping as you explore Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks. 
Cemetery Tour, Tour
28
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
L Tour, Tour
28
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Educator Program
30
Teacher Tuesday: Oral History

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Teachers, join us for an informal evening to explore the Museum, meet with education staff, experience classroom resources, and get help with field trip planning.
Event
30
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
May 2019
Members, Special Event   |   Members
02
Special Members’ Celebration

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of our newest fashion exhibition in style. This event features curator-led talks, exhibition staff available to answer your questions, a live band, and food and drinks from the era. So blow your wig and get dizzy with us!
Educator Program
04
Chicago Legacies: Women’s Suffrage

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Created for educators, the Chicago Legacies workshop series draws on the Museum’s collection and share strategies to spark investigations with students about citizenship and the rights of people in the US.
Tour, Walking Tour
04
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bike Tour, Tour
04
Ride Like the Devil Bike Tour

9:45 a.m.

Pedal through the past with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago and Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
05
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Members   |   Members
05
Members’ Double Discount Week

Members, take advantage of additional savings! Stop by the Museum Store for 20 percent off Chicago-themed gifts, Lincoln keepsakes, and more.
Lecture
09
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Heather Thompson of the University of Michigan presents "The Attica Prison Uprising and Why It Matters Today," followed by a lively discussion.
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour
11
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.
Boat Tour, Tour
17
Art Deco By Boat

7:00 p.m.

Sit back and take in the skyline at sunset as CHM’s John Russick narrates the history of art deco buildings along the river.
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
18
Sheffield Stroll

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
19
Leopold and Loeb

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
L Tour, Tour
19
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Lecture, Members
19
Slavery in Illinois: Slave Owners, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for this special program partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum, wherein we will discuss the history of slavery in Illinois with authors Darrel Dexter and Owen Muelder.
Fundraiser, Special Event
21
SPARK Awards Reception Benefiting The Chicago Metro History Fair

5:30 p.m.

Since 2013, the Spark Awards have honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chicago history, History Fair, and education.
Boat Tour, Tour
24
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
June 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
02
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Members   |   Members
03
Members’ Open House

4:00-8:00 p.m.

Save the date!
Fundraiser
05
Making History Awards

6:00 p.m. reception; 7:00 p.m. dinner

The Making History Awards pay tribute to the positive and enduring impact of some of our city’s extraordinary leaders while supporting the Museum’s innovative programs.
Tour, Walking Tour
08
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
08
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
08
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
09
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Event
11
History Happy Hour

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
OUT at CHM
12
OUT at CHM: Quiet as a Riot

6:30 p.m.

Discover the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQ communities with the Museum’s popular and proactive series.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
15
Strolling through Sheffield in Lincoln Park

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
15
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
16
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
16
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
16
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Members   |   Members
18
New Member Orientation

6:00 p.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
Movies in the Park
19
Movies In The Park: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

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.
Members   |   Members
21
New Member Orientation

11:00 a.m.

Mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership!
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
22
Fishman’s Fabrics: Inspiration for Fashion & Interior Design

2:00 p.m.

Learn about textiles from the experts on this walking tour of Fishman’s Fabrics, an iconic family-owned business that has imported fabrics for fashion and interior design since 1903.
Tour, Walking Tour
22
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
22
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
22
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Boat Tour, Tour
22
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
23
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
23
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Members   |   Members
25
Rescheduled: Members-Only Meet & Greet With Charles E. Bethea

6:00 p.m.

Meet the man responsible for the Museum's curatorial affairs and collection and hear about his plan for the future.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
29
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
July 2019
Commemorative Day
04
60th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Museum. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by our president, Gary T. Johnson, on a special topic selected by our late chief historian emeritus Russell Lewis.
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
07
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Leopold and Loeb Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
14
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
L Tour, Tour
14
The Loop L Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bus Tour
20
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.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Trolley Tour
21
Chicago: The Epicenter of Modern Design

1:00 pm

Travel by trolley to see where the aesthetic and industrial legacies began, such as the Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward & Co. warehouses, Northerly Island, and the Radio Flyer factory.
Tour, Walking Tour
21
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
21
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Event
27
1919 Red Summer: Chicago Remembers

The Chicago History Museum and the DuSable Museum of African American History come together to remember the historic events of the summer of 1919.
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
27
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
28
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
31
Movies In The Park: My Favorite Wife

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.
August 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
04
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
04
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Special Event
09
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s affair with its multifaceted, encased meat—the hot dog!
Special Event
10
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s affair with its multifaceted, encased meat—the hot dog!
Tour, Walking Tour
10
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
10
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Special Event
11
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s affair with its multifaceted, encased meat—the hot dog!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
11
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
16
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
18
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
21
Movies In The Park: Singin’ in the Rain

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.
Boat Tour, Tour
23
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Haymarket Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Join guide Paul Durica as he leads this tour of Haymarket sites, which still have a lot to say about how to preserve free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Trolley Tour
25
Hot Dog History Trolley Tour

2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Hot dogs have loomed large in Chicago history, from the World’s Columbian Exposition to ubiquitous Vienna Beef food stands, from the Union Stock Yard to Hot Doug’s.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
25
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
September 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.

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