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May 2018
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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
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Members’ Double Discount Week

Join us for a week of fantastic discounts!
Members
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Members
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Members’ Lounge for ChicaGO24

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Join us for complimentary coffee and pastries!
Members   |   Members
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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   |   Members
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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.
June 2018
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Open House

5:00-9:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to go "behind the scenes" with Museum staff!
July 2018
Members   |   Members
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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.
September 2018
Event, Members   |   Members
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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.
October 2018
Lecture, Members   |   Members
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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
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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.
Members   |   Members
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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.
November 2018
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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.
December 2018
Members   |   Members
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Members’ Double Discount Week

Chicago History Museum members receive 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café December 8-15.
Members   |   Members
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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!
January 2019
Members   |   Members
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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.
Members   |   Members
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Members-Only Meet & Greet With Charles E. Bethea

6:00 p.m.

Get to know CHM director of curatorial affairs Charles E. Bethea, one of our newest staff members, in a casual interview with vice president of interpretation and education John Russick.
February 2019
Members   |   Members
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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), a documentary produced by the youth film crew from Breakthrough Urban Ministries and CHM historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T. Alter.

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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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