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Celebrate Presidents of the Past at Presidents’ Day


Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and other presidents of the past with performances, craft activities and more at the Chicago History Museum’s annual family-favorite event, Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents on this day. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Highlights of the day include More

Museum Makes Thousands of Blues Images Available to the Public


Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan are just some of the artists captured by the remarkable and relatively unknown Chicago blues and American music photographer Raeburn Flerlage. The Chicago History Museum announces the release of the Raeburn Flerlage archives, a collection of over 45,000 photographic images and papers related to More

Exhibition Commemorates Dr. King’s Lasting Impact


‘Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968’ opens Monday, January 15 The Chicago History Museum commemorates Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact in 2018, the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination, with an exhibition that explores his work in Chicago and around the nation. “King’s work in Chicago illustrated that racism and racialized discrimination were not just southern More

Media Installation Explores City’s Architectural History


Archival Chicago History Museum Images Showcased through 150 Media Stream Explore five decades of Chicago’s architectural photography from the Chicago History Museum’s image archive at Chicago 00: Spaces, a feature project at the 150 Media Stream installation, opening Friday, December 1, 2017. The Chicago History Museum joins the distinguished artists and organizations whose commissioned works 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

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