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Chicago Flag Turns 100 at the Chicago History Museum

Toast the 100th Anniversary of a Chicago icon that has become the reigning symbol of the city and has inspired more tattoos than we can count at the Chicago History Museum’s Chicago flag party. The celebration takes place on Tuesday, April 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents. On More

Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America


The Chicago History Museum presents “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” an exhibition that reveals nine major events and periods in U.S. history when the nation felt threatened by those within its borders, opening Saturday, April 8, 2017. “Grounded in 19th and 20th-century history, the charged content in the exhibition challenges each of us to More

Celebrate Chicago’s 180th Birthday


Family-friendly day includes live music, a special ceremony and complimentary Eli’s Cheesecake On March 4, 1837 Chicago was incorporated as a city. Join the Chicago History Museum and The City of Chicago for a day of four-star fun, family activities and performances in celebration of Chicago’s 180th Birthday. The celebration takes place at the Chicago More

Carl Sandburg’s Iconic Poem ‘Chicago’ on Display at the Chicago History Museum


Poem on Display in Recognition of the City’s 180th Birthday Carl Sandburg’s iconic poem “Chicago,” will be on display at the Chicago History Museum to coincide with the city’s 180th birthday on Saturday, March 4. “The Chicago History Museum is thrilled to add this extremely rare copy of the poem handwritten and signed by Sandburg More

Out at CHM Explores Art, AIDS and Activism


The Chicago History Museum’s LGBTQ Series Draws Inspiration from Chicago Exhibitions Discover how art was used to speak out about the AIDS pandemic, advocate for its victims and critique public response to this health crisis at the Chicago History Museum’s Out at CHM program, “Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago.” The program takes place on More

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