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April 2017
Members   |   Members
07
Members’ Preview: Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This exclusive members' preview features renowned filmmaker Bill Siegel.
May 2017
Members   |   Members
07
Members’ Double Discount Week

Sunday, May 7–Sunday, May 14 Members save 20% at the store and cafe!
Members   |   Members
16
House History Workshop

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Members, learn how to conduct your own house history research.
June 2017
Members   |   Members
03
Members’ Open House

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Members only! Annual behind-the-scenes exploration of the Chicago History Museum.
July 2017
Members   |   Members
23
Members’ Orientation

2:00–3:30 p.m.

New to CHM? Been meaning to see a certain exhibition? Want a refresher on what we offer? Join us at Members’ Orientation!
Lecture, Members   |   Members
25
Tell Me More: Mainbocher’s Broadway Legacy

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Member exclusive! Join CHM curator of costume Petra Slinkard and Michael Cansfield, associate director of development at Lookingglass Theatre, as they recount Mainbocher’s extensive costume work for the stage.
September 2017
Members
12
House History Workshop

6:00 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.
Lecture, Members
26
Creating 360° Immersive Tours of Sacred Spaces

6:00 p.m.

Discover how Chicago’s past architectural stories are being shared with today’s technology. Presented by Digital Chicago fellows from Lake Forest College, each talk delves into a range of topics including 360° photography of sacred spaces, family home design after WWII, and an urban archaeological dig.
October 2017
Lecture, Members
03
Chicagoland Prize Homes

6:00 p.m.

Discover how Chicago’s past architectural stories are being shared with today’s technology. Presented by Digital Chicago fellows from Lake Forest College, each talk delves into a range of topics including 360° photography of sacred spaces, family home design after WWII, and an urban archaeological dig.
Event, Members
05
The Chicago History Museum & Shattered Globe Theatre present: A Performance and Discussion featuring President Abraham Lincoln

5:30 p.m.

Actors from the Shattered Globe Theater will perform a special excerpt from the play The Heavens are Hung in Black, Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still’s personal interpretation of the fevered, emotional months between the death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lecture, Members
26
Excavating the Charnley-Persky House: Archaeology of Chicago’s Gold Coast, 1880–1920

6:00 p.m.

Discover how Chicago’s past architectural stories are being shared with today’s technology. Presented by Digital Chicago fellows from Lake Forest College, each talk delves into a range of topics including 360° photography of sacred spaces, family home design after WWII, and an urban archaeological dig.
November 2017
Members   |   Members
02
Members’ Annual Meeting

6:00 p.m.

President Gary T. Johnson invites Members to this annual update on the Museums recent exhibitions, programs and upcoming projects.
Members   |   Members
09
Members’ Preview

6:00 p.m.

Be the first the tour the Museum's newest exhibition during an exclusive Members' Only Preview before it opens to the public.

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