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New Exhibition Explores Chicago’s Blues Legacy


Explore how blues music was electrified and amplified in Chicago where it captured the attention of musicians and music enthusiasts worldwide, in the immersive and interactive exhibition, “Amplified: Chicago Blues,” that opens on Saturday, April 7 at the Chicago History Museum. “Blues music helped southern black migrants forge connections and transform an unfamiliar, often inhospitable More

Toast St. Patrick’s Day at the Chicago History Museum


Raise a Glass to the City You Love at History Happy Hour Every Chicagoan is Irish for one day each year. Don your green and toast Chicago’s longstanding celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at History Happy Hour at the Chicago History Museum. History Happy Hour takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Live More

Queer Fashion Explored at Out at CHM Program


The Chicago History Museum’s LGBTQ Series Turns Heads at First Event of the Season From Masc4Masc camouflage of the ’70s to DIY club kids of the ’80s to dandies through the ages, turning heads ain’t nothing new. Explore queer fashion at the Chicago’s History Museum’s Out at CHM event “Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion.” The More

Celebrate Presidents of the Past at Presidents’ Day


Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and other presidents of the past with performances, craft activities and more at the Chicago History Museum’s annual family-favorite event, Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents on this day. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Highlights of the day include More

Museum Makes Thousands of Blues Images Available to the Public


Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan are just some of the artists captured by the remarkable and relatively unknown Chicago blues and American music photographer Raeburn Flerlage. The Chicago History Museum announces the release of the Raeburn Flerlage archives, a collection of over 45,000 photographic images and papers related to More

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