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Aquí en Chicago: Project Kickoff and Community Gathering

Get acquainted with Aquí en Chicago, the Chicago History Museum’s forthcoming project and exhibition opening in 2025 inspired by students from Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy (Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy). Join us to celebrate the persistence and presence of Chicago’s Latino/a/x communities through the lens of social justice and learn how you can get involved! More


Educator Workshop | Twenty Years of Change in Chicago: 1963–83

Join us at CHM for a hands-on session that explores activism for social change. Discover how advocates changed the trajectory of the city through three key events: the 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott; the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago; and the mayoral election of Harold Washington in 1983. Build your content More


NEW! Walking Tour | A Century of Progress: Chicago’s Second World’s Fair

In the middle of the Great Depression, Chicago hosted its second, lesser-known world’s fair, the 1933–34 A Century of Progress International Exposition. Despite the challenges visitors faced outside the fairgrounds, within them they encountered scientific marvels, changing cultural values, and brazen entertainments. While the fair looked to the future with optimism, its various international pavilions More


NEW! Walking Tour | Working the World’s Columbian Exposition

In 1893, 27 million people paid admission to the World’s Columbian Exposition to marvel at the grand architecture, scientific innovations, and cultural treasures. While names of the “starchitects” like Daniel Burnham and Louis Sullivan are venerated to this day, who remembers those who built Chicago’s first world’s fair? Those who worked there? And those who More


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Ticketing If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend the tour, please notify us as soon as possible, as this may impact scheduled tours. Unless otherwise noted, tickets do not include food or beverages. Weather Check the forecast and dress for the weather. Tours run rain or shine, except in the case of More

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