Tuesday, June 26 the Museum will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. due to a special event. More

Celebration of 125th Anniversary of 1893 World’s Fair


Evening event presented by the Chicago History Museum in collaboration with Lake Forest College The Chicago History Museum celebrates the 125 anniversary of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition with an evening event featuring historic parlor music, food from the era and a historic presentation. The event is presented in partnership with Lake Forest College and More

Costume Council Celebrates Shoe Designer Brian Atwood


Spring Luncheon Benefits the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for “A Spring Luncheon with Brian Atwood,” a celebration of the esteemed shoe designer on Wednesday, May 30 at the Chicago History Museum. Brian Atwood will be joined by Susanna Homan, editor and chief of More

New Exhibition Explores Chicago’s Blues Legacy


Explore how blues music was electrified and amplified in Chicago where it captured the attention of musicians and music enthusiasts worldwide, in the immersive and interactive exhibition, “Amplified: Chicago Blues,” that opens on Saturday, April 7 at the Chicago History Museum. “Blues music helped southern black migrants forge connections and transform an unfamiliar, often inhospitable More

Toast St. Patrick’s Day at the Chicago History Museum


Raise a Glass to the City You Love at History Happy Hour Every Chicagoan is Irish for one day each year. Don your green and toast Chicago’s longstanding celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at History Happy Hour at the Chicago History Museum. History Happy Hour takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Live More

Queer Fashion Explored at Out at CHM Program


The Chicago History Museum’s LGBTQ Series Turns Heads at First Event of the Season From Masc4Masc camouflage of the ’70s to DIY club kids of the ’80s to dandies through the ages, turning heads ain’t nothing new. Explore queer fashion at the Chicago’s History Museum’s Out at CHM event “Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion.” The More

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