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Commit to the Future. It’s thanks to people’s incredible generosity—both large and small—that we are able to continue to uncover Chicago’s unique stories for those who seek them. Your support can help us do so much more. Make history happen.

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Historical Alliance

By joining the Historical Alliance, you become part of a philanthropic community dedicated to supporting the Museum and its work to share all Chicago stories.

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Making History Awards

Each year, the Making History Awards celebrate the accomplishments of individuals or corporations who have left their mark on Chicago. Over the past 29 years, we have honored 128 individuals from all walks of life for their enduring contributions to art and culture, sports, business, and civic life.

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Planned Giving

Since 1856, supporters like you have made the Chicago History Museum what it is today—a nationally recognized institution dedicated to sharing Chicago’s stories and keeping history alive for our communities. You can make a lasting impact and ensure the Museum advances its mission for generations to come by making a planned or legacy gift.

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Donate to the Collection

The Museum collects historical items that tell Chicago stories. Every year, new materials are added to the collection through the generosity of individuals and corporations. These donations help the Museum fulfill its mission to share Chicago stories.

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Auxiliary Groups

Get involved in one of the Museum’s auxiliary groups.

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