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Supporting the Chicago History Museum for Over 70 Years

Founded in 1948, the mission of The Guild of the Chicago History Museum is to support the Museum’s goals and objectives through education, service, and fundraising. We are committed to assisting with a variety of the Chicago History Museum’s needs and we provide funding for many major projects. From 1967 to 1975, The Guild contributed over $50,000 to the campaign to build a new wing for the Museum. In a modernization project launched in 1985, The Guild raised over $1 million, making it the largest support group donor to the campaign. To honor this achievement, the original 1932 Georgian-style building was dedicated to The Guild.

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Photographs from the Guild event and panel discussion, From Notre Dame to North Ave. The discussion was about the importance of maintaining and preserving our area churches. Highlights included preseving cultural heritage, methods of preservation and repurposing, and costs of preservation versus building new (monetary and evironmental).
Photographs from the Guild event and panel discussion, From Notre Dame to North Ave. The discussion was about the importance of maintaining and preserving our area churches. Highlights included preseving cultural heritage, methods of preservation and repurposing, and costs of preservation versus building new (monetary and evironmental).
   

The Guild focuses on promoting the Chicago History Museum’s programs and groundbreaking exhibitions and has contributed over $2 million for recent projects, including:

As a leader among women’s boards in the city of Chicago, in May 2012 The Guild hosted an historic luncheon for eighteen women’s boards serving Chicago’s cultural community. A plaque commemorating this historic event, “200 Million Reasons to Celebrate Women,” is on permanent display in the Guild Room.

A dynamic group of more than 260 members, The Guild today continues to provide strong support to the Chicago History Museum as it pursues its mission through monthly programs, annual giving, and fundraisers.

Contact Us

Interested in joining The Guild? Contact Michael Anderson, vice president of external engagement and development, at manderson@chicagohistory.org or 312.799.2142. Membership is by nomination only.

 

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The Guild of the Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614
guild@chicagohistory.org 

 

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