Masks required in Abakanowicz Research Center; optional for rest of Museum. MORE

Chicago History Museum Receives $50,000 Grant from Bank of America


Bank of America will support the Museum’s goal to represent Latino/a/x communities in an ongoing, sustained way. Specifically, the funding will fuel the Museum’s youth workforce development opportunities for Chicago’s Latino/a/x communities and its commitment to elevating overlooked history. Sparked by a protest in 2019 led by students from the Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy / More

CHM tapped to partner on NEH grant to digitize Chicagoland’s historical maps


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded the University of Chicago Library, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum and Newberry Library, a grant to digitize historical maps of Chicago through 1940. The grant of $348,930 will fund the proposal “Mapping Chicagoland” and support the enrichment of the digital images with geographic information for More

Chicago History Museum’s New Exhibition Shares Ten Never-Been-Exhibited Ensembles


The Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibition Treasured Ten: Selections from the Costume Collection will be open to the public starting Saturday, April 9, 2022, and run through Monday, January 16, 2023. The exhibition features an eclectic arrangement of garments from the Chicago History Museum’s clothing collection of more than 50,000 pieces. These ten never-been-exhibited ensembles More

Remembering Timuel Black


The Chicago History Museum joins the chorus of voices expressing our great sense of loss with the passing of historian, teacher, mentor, author, and civil rights leader Timuel Black.  Like so many who have worked to understand the full and complex history of Chicago and its diverse communities, the Museum benefited greatly from our close More

Chicago History Museum Receives $349,944 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant


The Chicago History Museum today announced an award of $349,944 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant is part of the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections category and will support critical next steps in the Museum’s strategy for preventive collection conservation and reduced energy consumption. Notably, the grant will provide a more comfortable More

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