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Your Story, Our Story Project Culmination

The Chicago History Museum partnered with the Tenement Museum in New York City on Your Story, Our Story, a digital project that highlights our common bonds and reveals the differences in our American experience. Join school programs coordinator Megan Clark and assistant curator Julius Jones as they present some of the most compelling stories shared More


BEHIND THE SCENES: In the Loop on Chicago’s Dark History

BEHIND THE SCENES: In the Loop on Chicago’s Dark History Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM On the L-Car in Crossroads at the Chicago History Museum Join CHM and Al Walavich for an evening on CHM’s iconic L-Car for a discussion on the darker side of Chicago history.  Scary stories starting with More


The Assassination of Fred Hampton

On the fiftieth anniversary of Fred Hampton’s murder, the Chicago History Museum remembers his life, tragic death, and legacy with an eye toward the future. In keeping with the Museum’s goal of sharing Chicago’s stories and educating the community, CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones partnered with undergraduate research assistants from Lake Forest College to present More


Fourth Annual Chairman’s Reception

Celebrating end of the landmark $50 million This is Chicago Campaign Hosted by Walter Carlson, Chicago History Museum Board Chair Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00-8:00PM Chicago History Museum Morse Genius Room 1601 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614 Free parking is available at the museum lot located at 1730 N. Stockton Drive (Clark and LaSalle).


FashioNext Expo

At this event, mix, mingle, and view pieces by teens from around Chicago! All work on display comes from a series of design challenges that explored fashion, identity, and history as inspired by the Museum’s world-renowned costume collection. Chicago-area teens and local teaching artists who participated in the three-month FashioNext program will be on hand More

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