Masks required in Abakanowicz Research Center; optional for rest of Museum MORE

Chicago History Museum Opens Digital Access to the Sun-Times Collection


Chicago History Museum Opens Digitial Access to the Sun-Times Collection  The photography collection spanning 75+ years of Chicago history is now available to the public.   CHICAGO (April 12, 2023) – In 2018 the Chicago History Museum acquired a Chicago Sun-Times photography collection of over 5 million images spanning over 75 years of Chicago history. It More

Chicago History Museum Explores Chicago’s Polish Communities in Expansive New Exhibition


Experience the duality of feeling a deep connection to two places at once through firsthand storytelling. CHICAGO (April 19, 2023) – Through the lens of Chicago’s Polish communities, the Chicago History Museum invites guests to experience the journeys immigrants have taken to get to our city. Including the ways people established themselves as a community More

Applications Open for “Aquí en Chicago” Summer Internships


Spend the summer uncovering Latino/a/x stories at the Chicago History Museum CHICAGO (April 5, 2023) – The Chicago History Museum has openings for 8 Research Associates from June 26 through Aug 18, 2023. Young people from across the city are invited to apply and will contribute to the research for the upcoming exhibition, Aquí en More

Celebrate “Trans Joy” with OUT at CHM


WHAT:   This International Transgender Day of Visibility, please join the OUT at CHM committee at the Chicago History Museum to learn about the community work of LGBTQIA+ organizations who have fought for transgender equality for years, laying a foundation for LGBTQIA+ youth in Illinois to grow up with greater levels of support than ever before.  More

Celebrate Spooky Season at CHM with Haunted Dolls and History’s Horror


When the lights turn off at the end of the day, do the artifacts come out and play? Some Chicago History Museum staff members think so. In fact, 13 of the creepiest dolls in the Museum’s collection have gotten loose, and we need help finding them! Haunted Dolls and History Horrors marks the start of More

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