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CHM programs are an extension of our mission to Share Chicago’s Stories. They are designed to help people discover a new neighborhood, connect with the past, and to feel more deeply rooted in the community.

Engage with Chicago stories in and out of the Museum’s walls through our city tours, talks, and family, community and special events that nurture your curiosity about the past and inspire you to reflect on Chicago’s future.


 

 Tours

Explore Chicago’s history in the Museum or out in the city.

Museum Tours

City Tours

Explore Chicago’s stories out in the city through our expert-led tours.

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Chicago24

Our annual spring event explores Chicago’s incredible history. ChicaGO24 features expert-led tours that take you off the beaten path and reveal essential Chicago Stories.

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Special Events

After-hours events, festivals, and special programming.

ChicaGO24

Our annual spring event explores Chicago’s incredible history. ChicaGO24 features expert-led tours that take you off the beaten path and reveal essential Chicago Stories.

Learn more >

OUT at CHM

Now in its fifteenth year, the Museum’s popular and provocative series delves into the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQ communities. This season, we explore the connections between activism of the past and how today’s calls to action propel cultural disruption.

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History Happy Hour

This quarterly series features two drinks on us, tours, talks, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s love affair with the ubiquitous encased meat—the hot dog.

Held just steps from, and benefiting, the Museum, it has all the ingredients of an exceptional summer event.

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The Last Speakeasy on the Eve of the Repeal

This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. Grab some giggle water, test your luck at the tables, and stretch your stilts on the dance floor all night long–or at least until the feds find us!

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Family Programs

Interactive activities, workshops, celebrations, and festivals.

Millennium Park Family Fun Tent

Families are invited to join the fun all summer long with activities, including music and arts and crafts, for kids of all ages, at the Family Fun Festival.

The Chicago History Museum’s education team host’s a week of activities each year, check back for more 2018 information.

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s love affair with the ubiquitous encased meat—the hot dog.

Held just steps from, and benefiting, the Museum, it has all the ingredients of an exceptional summer event.

Check out the family fun >

 

Adult Programs

Performances & Films

Movies in the Park

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OUT at CHM

Now in its fifteenth year, the Museum’s popular and provocative series delves into the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQ communities. This season, we explore the connections between activism of the past and how today’s calls to action propel cultural disruption.

Learn more >

History Happy Hour

This quarterly series features two drinks on us, tours, talks, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.

Learn more >

Exhibition Programming

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