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Free Event | Lecture

Lecture | Finding Purpose Through Intersectional Student Activism

Sat. June 8, 1:30 PM

Join us as Pemon Rami, a Chicago native and Black culture advocate, shares about his decades-long and multifaceted activism for Black lives. During this engaging and informative talk, hear about

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Photo of Pemon Rami speaking while students stage funeral procession to Board of Education

SOLD OUT! Member Event | House History Workshop

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

CHM members and Historical Alliance are invited to join director of research and access Ellen Keith and reference librarian Maggie Cusick as they demonstrate the process of conducting research on your house’s history.

Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

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

On this tour, explore stories of recovery from the 1871 Great Chicago Fire and the neighborhood as the center of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s.

Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL

Experience the grandness of Pilsen’s murals with poet and multidisciplinary artist Luis Tubens. The public art on railroad viaducts, buildings, and doors shows an evolution of the community’s Mexican identity, heritage, and activism.

Walking Tour | Bronzeville

SE corner of 35th Street and Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL

Author and historian Bernard Turner leads this walking tour that highlights Chicago’s most influential African Americans and their contributions to the city.

Guild Event | L Car No. 1 First Look

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

Join the Guild to receive an exclusive first look at the new renovations of the car that took guests to the 1893 world’s fair.

SOLD OUT! Author Talk | Vanity Project by Dave Thomas

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

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to a rare and intimate evening with Dave Thomas, one of the fashion world's most in-demand celebrity stylists, as he discusses his book Vanity Project: A Tale of Fashion and Celebrity Styled.

Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua & Humboldt Park

Ciclo Urbano 2459 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

Join professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho on a walk through Humboldt Park. Located on Chicago’s Northwest Side, the Division Street area (a.k.a. Paseo Boricua), with its stores and restaurants, is home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community.

Member Event | Members’ Reception for Designing for Change

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

Join us for the members-only reception for the opening of our newest exhibition Designing for Change: Chicago Protest Art of the 1960s–70s! Members get exclusive access to the gallery that morning, with a buffet brunch and panel discussion.

Walking Tour | Lincoln Park’s Lost History

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

Join tour guide and researcher Tony Szabelski to explore Lincoln Park’s history from the Couch Tomb to the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Opening Weekend of Designing for Change

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

Join us to celebrate the opening of Designing for Change: Chicago Protest Art of the 1960s–70s!

Summer Screenings | Chiara

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

The Chicago History Museum is excited to be a host again for Summer Screenings, Cinema/Chicago’s annual free film series!

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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