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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

Members Annual Meeting

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

Members get exclusive updates from staff and board members, as well as a talk on Chicago's theatre history with author Mark Larson and TimeLine Theatre.

40th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Opening Night

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

Kick off the 40th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival at CHM! Opening night features live music by the Merit School of Music and an appearance by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry.

Guild Event | Christmas on State Street

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

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to relive Chicago holiday memories at a brunch + lecture with CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica and Leslie Goddard, author of Lost Chicago Department Stores.

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Animation Celebration

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

Join us to view the best, new animation from around the world. International animators will be on-hand to offer demos and animation activities including stop motion, hand-drawn, and digital animation techniques.

Native American Heritage Month

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

Join us to celebrate the city’s vibrant Native communities and a history that spans centuries.

Historical Alliance Event | Behind-the-Scenes Stacks Tour

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

Historical Alliance supporters are invited to join CHM technical services librarian Brigid Crawley for a tour of the Abakanowicz Research Center's stacks.

Members’ Double Discount Week

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

From Friday, December 1, through Friday, December 8, CHM members and Historical Alliance get 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café!

Members’ Holiday Party

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

This holiday season, get in the spirit of the Jazz Age at our annual Members’ Holiday Party!

Urban History Seminar (In-person)

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

Presented in partnership with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project, Chicago Section, join us for a special UHS session featuring Adam Green and Susan Sher of the University of Chicago and Tina Tchen of the Obama Foundation.

Author Talk | Bears vs. Cardinals: The NFL’s Oldest Rivalry

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

Delve into the curious and often comical history of professional football as author Joe Ziemba discusses the NFL’s two oldest franchises—the Chicago Bears and the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals.

Guild Event | Holiday Party with The Dredge

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

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to an evening of good cheer with the Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society!

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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