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Museum Asks Chicagoans to be Tree Champions this Arbor Day


Chicago History Museum Partners with the Morton Arboretum for Tree Tagging Initiative The Chicago History Museum will stand with The Morton Arboretum as a tree champion this Arbor Day through April 28. Staff and volunteers will hang oversized, brightly-colored tags from the trees on its campus that highlight some of the many reasons why trees More

Costume Council Honors Carolina Herrera


Fashion Icon to Accept Designer of Excellence Award Celebrate legendary fashion designer Carolina Herrera as the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presents her with their Designer of Excellence Award on Monday, May 15 at The Casino Club of Chicago. Join co-chairs Marit Bohbot, Courtney Hopkins and Blythe Lee for a stylish evening from More

Museum Wins Prestigious Media and Technology Award


Museum Recognized for Dress Design Interactive The Chicago History Museum is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2017 MUSE Award for “Design a Dress,” a projection mapping interactive that invites visitors to experience the thrill of being a designer. “The intuitive interface invites visitors to explore exactly 276,480 possible combinations of fabric More

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

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