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Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy Students Meet with CHM Leaders

11/18/2019

MEDIA CONTACT Rachel Hatch | Public Communications Manager | 312-799-2161 | [email protected] On Thursday, November 14, 2019 students from Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy met with six members of the Chicago History Museum’s staff and leadership to share their concerns regarding Latinx representation in the museum and to discuss their petition for change following their More

Chicago History Museum Explores Muslim Culture in New Exhibition

08/29/2019

Chicago History Museum Explores Muslim Culture in New Exhibition “American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago” Opens Monday, October 21 A hub of culture, Chicago has long been home to people of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. Often referred to as the American Medina, the city is and has become home to thousands of Muslims as More

Chicago History Museum Names Photography Collection for Russell L. Lewis, Jr.

04/10/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Karina Rosado | Interim Public Communications Manager | 312-799-2161| [email protected]   Chicago History Museum Names Photography Collection for Russell L. Lewis, Jr.    CHICAGO (April 10, 2019) – The Chicago History Museum today announced that its important photography collection of nitrate film negatives will be named for Russell L. More

‘Silver Screen to Mainstream’ Opens April 8

01/29/2019

The Chicago History Museum’s spring exhibition “Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ‘40s,” on display Monday April 8, 2019 through January 21, 2020, explores how a glamorous new American style emerged from the harsh realities of a tumultuous era. Thirty ensembles from the Museum’s permanent collection trace Hollywood’s influence on American More

Museum Receives $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

12/31/2018

Award to Support an Augmented Reality Experience on the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition The Chicago History Museum was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create an augmented reality experience that transports audiences to the World’s Columbian Exposition, the site of the very first Ferris Wheel. The Museum’s award More

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories
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