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OUT at CHM | Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS

Over the past four decades, many individuals and organizations have worked to support the fight to end HIV/AIDS, as well as provide resources and care for the estimated 38 million people living with HIV and 36.3 million individuals worldwide who have died from complications related to the virus. In 2020, there were more than 37 More


Civic Season | Virtual Panel Talk: Voting Rights in Illinois and the United States

Local elections are a critical part of civic engagement and provide citizens the opportunity to have their voices heard in the political process from the earliest stages. Chicago’s local government has historically been vital to the lives and needs of all its residents, and yet local elections–and especially primary elections–tend to have very low turnout More


Civic Season | Flag Day

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Join us at CHM for an afternoon of flag-related activities. The event begins with author and Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member Lee Bey moderating a More


Civic Season | Independence Day

Wrap up the Civic Season with us on the Fourth of July as we celebrate freedom and envision what that means for all. Join us in the Museum’s backyard as we reflect on our country’s past and form new traditions for our futures together. Activities include our new children’s Freedom Dance Party, a keynote speech More


Nurturing 21st Century Historians: Student Voice and Historical Narrative

Join us at the Chicago History Museum for this unique professional learning opportunity, which brings together the resources and staff of the Chicago History Museum and the New-York Historical Society. Discover digital and physical assets that center stories of marginalized communities, which you can incorporate into your inclusive curriculum. Try your hand at easily implemented More


Family Event | AAPI Heritage Month

Join us as we celebrate Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities! We’ve connected with Asian American groups from across the city to highlight their histories and cultures. Enjoy performances by CIRCA-Pintig and Lane Tech High School’s Filipino Club and storytelling by Anne Shimojima. Walk through our resource fair, where you can learn about More

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