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    Meeting to make history.

Or at least  some great progress.

Outdoor Plaza

Tucked along the grounds of Lincoln Park, steps from the lake and a short cab ride from downtown, the Chicago History Museum offers a variety of spaces that can be used for large staff meetings, presentations, intimate collaborations, and cocktail receptions.

Memorable Experiences

Beautiful Architecture

A place to be inspired.

Our historic building features Georgian architecture,  high ceilings, and large windows overlooking Lincoln Park.

Our outdoor plaza is nestled right in the heart of Lincoln Park against a backdrop of the city skyline.

Our historic space provides inspirational moments for you and your attendees.





Room Capacity

The Chicago History Museum's signature event space, the Morse Genius Chicago Room, is fully equipped with A/V capabilities including; sound system, projectors, and screens on both ends of the room.

Theater Style

Seated lunch





Conference Style



Morse Genius Chicago




Our fully renovated theater retains its original charm while offering state-of-the-art movie theater sound and projection. It can seat 300 and the adjacent Guild Gallery can be used for additional set up

and event space. 

Additional Spaces

*All rentals include building security, coat check personnel, janitorial services, and a member of the special events staff on-site from set-up to break-down.

North & Clark Cafe

Conference Rooms

The Guild room offers a convenient setting for meetings of up to 50 guests with complete A/V capabilities and views of Lincoln Park.

The Mandel Room can accommodate up to 40 guests and is ideal for board meetings, intimate lectures or as a breakout room.

A perfect space for intimate gatherings, the cafe is located on the Museum's southwest side, and is filled with natural light from its floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Lincoln Park. 

“Working with the Chicago History Museum was an absolute pleasure!  Our event went off without a hitch and our attendees loved the atmosphere.  The space really added a unique touch and everyone was easy to work with…

I highly recommend this venue for any sort of event."

What they say...

Karie D. - MedVet

Joy W.

Thodos Dance Gala

Morgan D.

MH Live Events

"Thanks so much for all you did to make the Thodos event so successful. We’ve been getting rave reviews. I really appreciate all the patience, efforts, energy and ideas. I'd recommend the Chicago History Museum to anyone!

“Thank you so much for helping us execute our event. Everything went extremely well and we got some really good feedback from our attendees. CHM was great at paying attention to detail and were super responsive to everything we needed throughout the day. We would definitely consider hosting another event with CHM!  "

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