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A Century of Scandal

In this photo essay, take a look back at the events surrounding the infamous 1919 Black Sox scandal. The text is adapted from “Black Sox” by Robert I. Goler, which appeared in Chicago History, fall/winter 1988–89. One hundred years ago, the Chicago White Sox lost the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. The infamous More

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Finding Value and Context in Objects

CHM collections intern Araceli Medina recaps her work this past summer assisting with the ongoing inventory of the Decorative and Industrial Arts collection. Through the inventory process, Medina saw first-hand how objects can tell stories that help us understand the past as it was lived. The process of inventorying a museum collection is important and More

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Holding a Legacy in One’s Hands

This past summer, CHM collections intern Elise O’Neil assisted with the ongoing inventory of the Decorative and Industrial Arts collection. In this blog post, O’Neil writes about the legacies that objects reflect, depending on who owned them. As a lifelong history nerd, working at the Chicago History Museum as a collections intern this summer and doing More

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Smarter Philanthropy: Realizing your Legacy

Join us at the Chicago History Museum for our Fall planned giving workshop, Smarter Philanthropy: Realizing your Legacy with Scott F. Stratford, CFA, CFP,® CPFA, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch, and Allen Reece, Vice President and trust specialist with Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions group at Merrill Lynch. Scott and Allen will be presenting More

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Baseball in 2D

Join Ellen Keith, Director of Research and Access, to see what our Research Center has to offer on one of its most popular requests: the history of Chicago baseball. Test your knowledge with trivia and meet other baseball history fans while browsing collection items that are not currently on display. Wear your favorite team’s colors More

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