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February 2018
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
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
Lecture
15
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
April 2018
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.
May 2018
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.
September 2018
Lecture
13
Urban History Seminars

5:45 p.m.

Each seminar features a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
October 2018
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.
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."
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!
November 2018
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."
January 2019
Lecture
17
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
February 2019
Lecture
21
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
March 2019
Lecture
14
Urban History Seminar

5:45 p.m.

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion.
April 2019
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.
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.
May 2019
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.
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.

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