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Chicago History Museum Acquires Collection of Vivian Maier Color Material


© The Estate of Vivian Maier | Nearly 1,800 images from Maier’s celebrated work to be made available to the public, highlighted in upcoming exhibition. The Chicago History Museum today announced the acquisition of nearly 1,800 Vivian Maier color slides, negatives and transparencies. The collection consists primarily of color slides and transparencies depicting people and More

The Chicago History Museum to Reopen to the Public with Newest Exhibition Installed


The Chicago History Museum today announced it will open its doors to the public on Friday, July 10. Museum admission is free for all guests through July 31. This announcement comes as Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city is officially in Phase 4 of reopening within Illinois’ five-phased COVID-19 response plan. The Museum will have More

Chicago History Museum Partners with American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive


The Chicago History Museum will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, June 15th from 9 am – 3 pm at the museum. This partnership aligns directly with the museum’s commitment to serve Chicago and our surrounding communities. “The Chicago History Museum is committed to serving our communities during these More

The Chicago History Museum Launches Program to Collect COVID-19 History in Real Time


The Chicago History Museum Launches Program to Collect COVID-19 History in Real Time Initiative Invites Community to Contribute Digital Records of Personal Stories and Experiences  The Chicago History Museum today announced a community-based initiative, “In This Together” to collect digital records that capture personal experiences during these uncertain times. In the midst of a global More

4.22 | 50 Years of Earth Day

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans voiced their demand for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. In Chicago, thousands gathered in Civic Center Plaza (now the Richard J. Daley Center) and colleges, universities, and schools held demonstrations, protests, and talks opposing the deterioration of More

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories