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Big Jim: 14 years of Gov. James R. Thompson


Lincoln Presidential Library, Chicago History Museum reflect on career of state’s longest-serving governor By any measure, Gov. James R. Thompson was a big deal for Illinois. Join the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Chicago History Museum on June 12 for “Remembering Governor ‘Big Jim’ Thompson,” a look back at Thompson’s 14 years More

Raise a Glass to History Happy Hour!


Museum Launches Monthly Happy Hour Series Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and join the Chicago History Museum and Medici Museums for the very first “History Happy Hour” on Tuesday, May 23, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The monthly series at the Chicago History Museum features a spirits tasting from a More

‘Out at CHM’ Explores Boystown


Explore the triumphs of the nation’s first officially recognized gay village and examine the neighborhood’s underlying social tensions at the Chicago History Museum’s Out at CHM program, “From New Town to Boystown to Lakeview.” The final program in the Out at CHM 2017 series takes place Thursday, May 18 at the Center on Halsted. The More

ChicaGO24 Kicks off Summer Tours


Explore Chicago’s Neighborhoods Over One Weekend Walk, ride, bike and run on more than 24 expert-led tours around Chicago’s neighborhoods at ChicaGO24, the Chicago History Museum’s weekend summer tour kick-off from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, May 14. “Tours designed for dog walkers, athletes and other specialized groups offer unique experiences for those looking to More

Museum Asks Chicagoans to be Tree Champions this Arbor Day


Chicago History Museum Partners with the Morton Arboretum for Tree Tagging Initiative The Chicago History Museum will stand with The Morton Arboretum as a tree champion this Arbor Day through April 28. Staff and volunteers will hang oversized, brightly-colored tags from the trees on its campus that highlight some of the many reasons why trees More

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