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Share Your Story as a Corporate or Individual Sponsor

Sponsors make it possible for hundreds of thousands of visitors, students, and researchers to engage in the Chicago History Museum’s programs, exhibitions, and events every year. We welcome your involvement and look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership.

Benefits of Sponsorship

Sponsorship at the Chicago History Museum offers creative and cost-effective strategies to meet corporate objectives. As a Sponsor, you can strengthen and enhance the visibility of your brand to a desirable Chicago market in the following ways:

  • Sponsor recognition on advertising and in PR efforts
  • Sponsor recognition in the Museum’s publications and on the website
  • Hospitality benefits for entertaining clients and guests, such as annual group memberships, tickets to special events and programs, and discounted use of the Museum’s event space
  • Onsite signage opportunities
  • Dedicated posts and tagging on the Museum’s social media

Featured Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsorship programs are individually customized to meet your specific marketing goals while maintaining the Museum’s mission. Please review featured opportunities below!


American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

Opening October 2019


Chicago Hot Dog Fest

August 9 – 11, 2019
Now in its 7th year, this 3-day festival celebrates our food-loving city’s long romance with the ubiquitous, multi-faceted, encased meat—the hot dog. Held in Lincoln Park, just steps from the acclaimed Chicago History Museum, this event has all the ingredients for big city summer fun, including live music, a kids’ zone, and talks on Chicago history. Attendance tops 25,000.

Chicago Metro History Fair

The CMHF is an inquiry-based school program that challenges students to become historians by actually doing history. Guided by their teachers, 15,000 students in grades six through twelve choose their own topics connected to Chicago or Illinois history and conduct research, analyze sources, make an argument, and finally produce a project to show their work at annual regional and national competitions.

Contact Us

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, naming opportunities, or to learn more about upcoming events and exhibitions at the Chicago History Museum, please contact Colleen McGaughey, senior manager of institutional advancement, at [email protected] or 312.799.2115. General inquires can also be sent to [email protected]. We look forward to working with you!

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