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Chicago History Museum Names Photography Collection for Russell L. Lewis, Jr.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Karina Rosado | Interim Public Communications Manager | 312-799-2161| [email protected]   Chicago History Museum Names Photography Collection for Russell L. Lewis, Jr.    CHICAGO (April 10, 2019) – The Chicago History Museum today announced that its important photography collection of nitrate film negatives will be named for Russell L. More

‘Silver Screen to Mainstream’ Opens April 8


The Chicago History Museum’s spring exhibition “Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ‘40s,” on display Monday April 8, 2019 through January 21, 2020, explores how a glamorous new American style emerged from the harsh realities of a tumultuous era. Thirty ensembles from the Museum’s permanent collection trace Hollywood’s influence on American More

Museum Receives $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant


Award to Support an Augmented Reality Experience on the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition The Chicago History Museum was awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create an augmented reality experience that transports audiences to the World’s Columbian Exposition, the site of the very first Ferris Wheel. The Museum’s award More

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

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