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Teacher Tuesday: The Field Trip OBJECTive

Designed for educators, Teacher Tuesday is an informal session that focuses on a topic and teaching strategy. Meet with Museum educators, take home resource materials, and develop your own instructional planning. The evening includes time to explore galleries and for one-on-one conversations. At this session, learn how to maximize any museum visit with flexible strategies More


American Medina


Chicago’s on Fire

Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path of destruction with historian Al Walavich. Starting at the source of the fire—Mrs. O’Leary’s cowshed, now the Chicago Fire Department Training Facility—head to its northern boundaries in Lincoln Park. Along the way, learn about “fireproof” buildings that burned and the few structures that survived. Tour lasts 3.5 to 4 More


Member Orientation

Mix and mingle with fellow members and hear from Museum staff about the best ways to maximize your membership! This event is open to all members, whether you have been with the Museum for one month or ten years. Members will have time to socialize, listen to a short presentation and be taken on a More


Small Manuscripts: Show and Tell

In part two of this series, project cataloger Emma Florio explains more about the process of cataloging collections from scratch and the detective work it requires. Learn more about this retroconversion project, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. While digitizing the catalog cards for the Chicago History Museum’s small manuscript More

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