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Remembering Timuel Black

10/14/2021

The Chicago History Museum joins the chorus of voices expressing our great sense of loss with the passing of historian, teacher, mentor, author, and civil rights leader Timuel Black.  Like so many who have worked to understand the full and complex history of Chicago and its diverse communities, the Museum benefited greatly from our close More

Chicago History Museum Receives $349,944 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

08/24/2021

The Chicago History Museum today announced an award of $349,944 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant is part of the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections category and will support critical next steps in the Museum’s strategy for preventive collection conservation and reduced energy consumption. Notably, the grant will provide a more comfortable More

Chicago History Museum Recipient of Gift from Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation

07/22/2021

The Chicago History Museum today announced that The Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation has approved an award of $1,000,000 to complete the renovation of the Museum’s research collection facility. The gift will ensure that the Museum’s library and archive holdings are properly preserved and provide access to scholars and the public. A dedication ceremony More

Chicago History Museum Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Great Chicago Fire in New Exhibition

The Chicago History Museum will commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 in its newest family friendly exhibition. The devastating grief and subsequent growth sparked by the destruction of the fire is remembered in City on Fire: Chicago 1871, opening to the public on Friday, October 8, 2021. “The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was More

Chicago History Museum and Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action Present Documentary Highlighting Experiences of Latinx LGBTQIA+ Communities during COVID-19

07/13/2021

The Chicago History Museum and OUT at CHM, in partnership with Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA), is honored to present the premiere screening of “Seguimos Aqui (We’re Still Here): Pride, Pandemic & Perseverance.” The 30-minute documentary will premiere at the Museum on July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and reception. More

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