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Commemorative Day

Family Event | Black History Month

Sat. Feb. 24, 11:00 AM

Celebrate the history and contributions of this vital third of our Chicago’s population through activities that center on this year’s theme of “African Americans and the Arts.”

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Clark Street Entrance to CHM

Family Event | Black History Month

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Celebrate the history and contributions of this vital third of our Chicago’s population through activities that center on this year’s theme of “African Americans and the Arts.”

Partner Event | Navroz, Embracing New Beginnings

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Experience this festival of renewal as the Ismaili Council for the Midwestern US hosts a celebration featuring live performances, storytelling, and music.

Costume Council Event | Dressing the Part with Hal Rubenstein

Woman’s Athletic Club 626 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Author Hal Rubenstein talks about his new book, Dressing the Part: Television's Most Stylish Shows, with Fern Mallis, former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Member Discussion | Working in the 21st Century

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Members are invited to a talk featuring author Mark Larson, Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan, and CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T. Alter.

Guild Event | Badass Women of Chicago History

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Speaker Amanda Scotese, founder and executive director of Chicago Detours, tells the stories of six inspiring women who broke down barriers and made Chicago history.

Partner Event | A Day of Dialogue

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Presented in partnership with the Polish American Historical Association and the Polish Museum of America, join us for an exciting symposium delving into Chicago's Polish history.

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Carie Rael

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Carie Rael of California State University, Long Beach, presents “The Happiest Place on Earth? Latinx Organizing against Policing and Displacement in Anaheim and Santa Ana from 1995 to 2012.”

Commemorative Day | Women’s History Month

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Join us as we celebrate the contributions women have made to Chicago’s history and current landscape.

Author Talk | Chicagoland Dream Houses by Siobhan Moroney

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Professor Siobhan Moroney of Lake Forest College discusses her new book Chicagoland Dream Houses: How a Mid-Century Architecture Competition Reimagined the American Home. The program begins with a CHM member-exclusive book signing, followed by the public author talk.

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Delia Fernández-Jones

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Delia Fernández-Jones of Michigan State University presents “Telling Our Stories: Using Historical Scholarship to Combat Black and Latinx Displacement in Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

Experience History Together

Experience History Together

Adult Group Tours

Stories are always better when shared! Whether you are a professional tour operator, group planner, or you simply have a lot of friends and family, we have an experience for you. Customized itineraries, Museum tours, and city tours are just some of the ways in which we can specialize your group’s visit.

History Happy Hour 2/26/2019

Create Historic Moments

Create Historic Moments

Host an Event

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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