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The Museum Celebrates the Repeal of Prohibition


The Chicago History Museum celebrates the  85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition with 1930s inspired music, dancing, cocktails, history and more at The Last Speakeasy: On the Eve of Repeal on Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. Lead sponsor Old Forester, the only bourbon continuously sold before, during and after Prohibition will be mixing More

Spine-Tingling Events and Tours This Fall


Join the Chicago History Museum this fall for a full lineup of spine-tingling events that venture into the darkest corners of Chicago’s history. Museum events and city-tours explore the city’s infamous incidents, devilish disturbances and bone-chilling cemeteries. History Happy Hour Tuesday, October 16; 6 – 9 p.m. Creepy collections and eerie archives are on view More

New Exhibition on Modern Design Opens This Fall


‘Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America,’ Opens Saturday, October 27 Inspired by modern technology, streamlined design emerged during the early 1930s and became one of the most popular design styles in history. Discover how Chicago brought modern design to the American marketplace in the new exhibition, “Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America,” opening Saturday, October More

Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards Celebrate City’s Best-Dressed Men


Third Annual Event Presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum CHICAGO (July 24, 2018) The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum celebrates the most stylish men in Chicago at the third annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards on Wednesday, September 12. Join co-hosts celebrity stylist Eric Himel and award-winning Chicago journalist Darlene More

Exhibition Display Celebrates 50 Years of the Special Olympics


Special Olympics Chicago Athletes to Visit Display on Tuesday, June 19 The Chicago History Museum’s new display celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, a worldwide movement of human inclusion and equality that began in Chicago. The very first international Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field on July 20, 1968, and had More

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