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The Chicago History Museum Launches Search for New President

The Chicago History Museum Launches Search for New President Gary T. Johnson Announces Retirement after 15 years of Service CHICAGO (March 25, 2020) —The Chicago History Museum today announced that Gary T. Johnson, president of the Museum, is planning to retire. Johnson has led Chicago’s oldest cultural institution, which was founded in 1856, since 2005. More

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum Hosts an Evening of Thoughtful Political Discussion with Award Winning Journalist Ali Velshi

03/05/2020

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum presents, “Making History in Real Time,” an event featuring conversation with award-winning journalist, MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News, Ali Velshi on March 12, 2020. Velshi will guide guests through thought provoking questions and insights highlighting the significance of the 2020 presidential election and the state More

Chicago History Museum Introduces First Giving Day Initiative

The Chicago History Museum this month announced its inaugural Giving Day initiative, a fundraising campaign set to raise $50,000 in 24 hours on March 4, 2020. Proceeds will directly benefit Museum programming, education, collections and visitor experiences. In honor of Chicago’s incorporation as a city, Giving Day encourages Chicagoans to support the preservation of the More

Chicago History Museum Acquires Extensive Collection of Chicago Sun-Times Photographs

01/14/2020

Chicago History Museum Acquires Extensive Collection of Chicago Sun-Times Photographs Over 5 Million Photographs to be Preserved and Made Available to the Public; Highlights to be Featured in Upcoming Exhibition The Chicago History Museum last year acquired a Chicago Sun-Times photography collection of over 5 million images spanning over 75 years of Chicago history. The More

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

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