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History Highlights Gallery Tour

Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history. From Outpost to Metropolis: Chicago in the Nineteenth Century Incorporated in 1837, Chicago grew from a frontier town into a world-class city that hosted the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Join volunteer Vera More

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Members’ Bus Tour

Join Peter T. Alter, CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center of Oral History, for a members-only tour of American Medina, then travel by bus to the Sabeel Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, for a tour of America-to-Zanzibar: Exhibit of Muslim Cultures with its director, K. Rizwan Kadir. Discover why Chicago is More

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Members’ Celebration of American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

Learn about the development of American Medina, which began as an oral history project, from its curator, Peter T. Alter. The celebration will include live music, food, drinks, and staff available in the exhibition to answer your questions. More Information coming soon about our newest exhibit American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago Free, RSVP required More

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Members’ Opening Weekend of American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

Members get priority access to our new exhibition featuring oral histories collected from Chicago’s Muslim community. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity! More Information coming soon about our newest exhibit American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago Free, RSVP requested  

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Members’ Pub Crawl

Old Town is home to some of the city’s most storied watering holes, such as Marge’s Still and Corcoran’s Grill & Pub. Join CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones as he leads this walking tour of the neighborhood’s oldest taverns and bars. Participants must be 21+ and able to walk 1 mile total. Beverages are More

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