Events at CHM

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Member Event

Member Discussion | Working in the 21st Century

Thu. Mar. 7, 6:00 PM

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

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Studs Terkel interviewing Birgit Nilsson c. 1960

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Andrew Hurley

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Andrew Hurley of the University of Missouri–St. Louis presents “Death, Despondency, and Hysteria in the American City: The All But Forgotten Heat Wave of 1936."

Guild Event | Author Talk: Small Acts of Courage by Ali Velshi

Saddle & Cycle Club 900 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to a talk featuring Ali Velshi, award-winning MSNBC anchor and author of Small Acts of Courage A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy (2024).

SOLD OUT! Partner Event | The Jesse Jackson Oral History Project Launch

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

Please call (312) 642-4600 to be added to the wait list. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Theological Seminary, this program features Rev. Jesse Jackson, Hermene Hartman, Rev. David Wallace, Rev. Dr. Janette C. Wilson, Rev. Martin L. Deppe, Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson, Betty Massoni and more.

Member Presentation | All About Bronzeville

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

CHM members are invited to learn more about the history and significance of the Bronzeville neighborhood with Bernard Turner, executive director of the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area.

Partner Event | Day of Remembrance

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

Join us as Lisa Doi, president of the Japanese American Citizens League Chicago Chapter, moderates a talk with Jami Nakamura Lin, author of The Night Parade: A Speculative Memoir, and Dr. Donna Nagata of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Family Event | Presidents’ Day

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

Our family-friendly Presidents’ Day event features hands-on activities designed for families with young children.

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Gordon Mantler

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Gordon Mantler of George Washington University presents “The Multiracial Promise: Coalition, Mayoral Politics, and the Legacy of Harold Washington.”

SOLD OUT – Film Screening | “Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered, & Shafted”

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

Join us for a screening followed by a conversation with the film's writer and director, David F. Walker, and Chicago theater director, educator, and author Pemon Rami on the legacy of blaxploitation film today and Chicago’s early participation in race films.

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.”

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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