The Museum will close at 2:30 on Wed, Nov 22, and will be closed on Thurs, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. More

Renowned Archibald Motley Painting on Exhibit


‘Portrait of My Mother’ Explores African-American Life in Early 20th Century Renowned African-American painter Archibald Motley Jr.’s work, Portrait of My Mother (1919), will go on display at the Chicago History Museum on Tuesday, November 21. “Archibald J. Motley, Jr. is one of the city’s most heralded painters,” said John Russick, vice president of interpretation More

Museum Announces Landmark $50 Million Capital Campaign


  This Is Chicago to Extend the Museum’s Role as A Community Hub for Generations The Chicago History Museum has raised $34 million towards a $50 million goal in its landmark fundraising Campaign, This Is Chicago, that will extend the Museum’s role as a community hub for generations to come. “Founded in 1856, less than More

Museum Awarded an IMLS Grant to Digitize Card Catalog


Museum’s Entire Small Manuscript Collection to be Discoverable Online The Chicago History Museum is making its small manuscript collection, that includes personal accounts of early life in Chicago, discoverable online thanks to a generous Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). “Scholars have relied on visiting the Museum’s paper More

The Costume Council Celebrates Marchesa Co-Founders


Premiere Presidents’ Circle Honors presented to Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig Celebrate the co-founders of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, as the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presents them with their first-ever Presidents’ Circle Honors on Wednesday, October 25 at the Women’s Athletic Club. Join Event-Chair, Kathleen Haines-Finley, and co-chairs Michelle Bibergal, More

Cubs’ World Series Win Memorialized at the Museum


Chicago Cubs Donate Historic Memorabilia for Display Relive the  Chicago Cubs’ historic 2016 World Series win and view memorable artifacts donated and loaned by the Cubs at the Chicago History Museum beginning Sunday, September 17. “The Chicago Cubs donation is significant in many ways. Together, these objects provide Museum visitors with a powerful connection to More

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