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

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Members’ History Happy Hour

Test your knowledge of Chicago history! CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica hosts this trivia night featuring a cash bar and a chance to win an exclusive CHM prize package. Free for members; $10 members’ guests. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year and Chicago’s Asian Communities

To mark the Lunar New Year, CHM curator of religion and community history Rebekah Coffman highlights a Year of the Rabbit item from our Asian American Small Business Association collection of visual materials. Happy Lunar New Year! Sunday, January 22, 2023, marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit 4720/2023. Lunar New Year celebrations More

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Partner Event | Screening of “Mikva! Democracy is a Verb”

Be among the first to witness the public debut of a portion of Abner Mikva’s taped interview for We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent (1979), Milton L. Rakove’s classic oral history of Chicago’s Democratic machine. Neither Rakove’s book nor the documentary name the machine official who dismissed Mikva with those iconic words when Mikva tried More

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The Bowman Dairy Company of Chicago

January 11 is marked on the calendar as National Milk Day, commemorating the day the first glass bottled milk deliveries began en masse in the US, starting with the state of New York in 1878. And while Chicago’s strongest bovine association has been to the Union Stock Yard, the dairy industry was also a lucrative More

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