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On Tuesday, October 24th the Museum will have no public late hours due to a private event. More

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Museum Closed for Staff Enrichment Day

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, November 7th for a staff enrichment day.

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World Series Champs during World War I

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the White Sox winning the 1917 World Series, CHM historian Peter T. Alter looks back at the team and its activities within the context of that year. Saturday, October 6, 1917, dawned chilly and wet in Chicago. A thirteen-year-old White Sox fan, James T. Farrell, left his More

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No Tuesday Night Public Late Hours

On October 24th we will have no public late hours due to a private event. Hours will be from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Tuesday late night hours will resume on October 31st.

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From Ashes to Terra-Cotta

CHM senior curator Olivia Mahoney writes about a Chicago innovation that helped the city recover from the 1871 fire in a surprisingly beautiful way. This year marks the 146th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire that blazed through the city from October 8 to 10, 1871. One of the worst urban fires in American history More

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Members’ Preview

Be the first the tour the Museum’s newest exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different?, during an exclusive Members’ Only Preview before it opens to the public. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain early access to the exhibition, hear from the Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Joy Bivins and enjoy refreshments with fellow Members. Museum staff will More

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