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Playing Audio Detective

In a world of podcasts and online streaming, CHM collections intern Angela Thomas demonstrates that audio cassette tapes are still in use. In this blog post, she summarizes her work identifying and labeling audio content as part of her internship through the DePaul University museum studies certificate program. Just as people do not always remember to More

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Members’ Appreciation Month

All members will be able to bring two additional guests to the Museum for the entire month of January. Take this chance to show off the Museum to your friends and family. Members will also receive two complimentary drinks tickets to use at North & Clark Café*. Thank you for all that you do to More

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Solving a Mystery at the Museum

Last summer, CHM collections intern Cara Caputo worked with collections manager Britta Keller Arendt to continue the ongoing inventory of the Decorative and Industrial Arts collection. This led her to discover just how much investigation working with the collection entails. CHM publications interns Lily Stachowiak and Brendan Narko helped organize and publish this blog post. More

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History Highlights Gallery Tour

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history. Topics may include “From Outpost to Metropolis—Chicago from 1833 to 1900,” “Burn the Old Town Down,” “Where’s the Beef?” and more. FREE with admission; no reservations needed.

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Forty Blocks Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Enjoy a members-only screening of Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project (2016), a documentary produced by the youth film crew from Breakthrough Urban Ministries and CHM historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T. Alter. A moderated panel discussion with Garfield Park community members follows. Part of More

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History Highlights Gallery Tour

Join our volunteer gallery interpreters for a 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America that focuses on a specific aspect of Chicago’s history. Topics may include “From Outpost to Metropolis—Chicago from 1833 to 1900,” “Burn the Old Town Down,” “Where’s the Beef?” and more. FREE with admission; no reservations needed.

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