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City on Fire | Family Gallery Guide

  Use this fun gallery guide as you explore the City on Fire: Chicago 1871 exhibition. Learn more about the exhibition at We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum! Gallery Guide (English) PDF | Guía de la Galería Familiar (Español) PDF


City on Fire | Family Activity Kit

Print out all four activities (download complete kit here) and enjoy learning more about the fire through drawing, writing, and crafting in response to amazing images and documents from the museum’s collection. You can also choose the activities that are the best fit for your family and only print those. The estimated time for each More


Designer of Excellence Awards with Peter Dundas

Join the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum for an exciting evening at the Langham Chicago. The Awards will celebrate the iconic fashion career of designer Peter Dundas and his eponymous brand, DUNDAS. We invite you to sponsor the Awards as a member of the Host Committee to support this exciting event. Other ticket More


Film Screening | “We Witness”

Join us at the Museum for a free screening of City Bricks Project‘s film We Witness, which focuses on disparities in life opportunities and resources among Chicago neighborhoods. The documentary follows community reaction to a mural that presents data comparing the disinvested Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side with more affluent areas. Interviews More


Members’ Double Discount Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for CHM members and Historical Alliance! For one week, get 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café. Find a unique Chicago gift for everyone on your list and take a break with a mug of cocoa and a holiday treat.


Hideout Trivia hosted by Paul Durica

While we were sheltered in place over the winter, teacher, writer, and public historian Paul Durica held trivia games with the Hideout over Zoom as part of their Rec Room series with Soup and Bread, which raised thousands of dollars for local food pantries thanks to the generous community. With the help of the Chicago More

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