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OUT at CHM | Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist Film Screening

Discover the storied history of Chicago’s LGBTQIA+ communities with the Museum’s popular and proactive series. This season, we’re exploring Chicago’s LGBTQIA+ political engagement. The series kicks off with a screening of Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist (1990), an award-winning documentary about the fiery, funny, and passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, the nation’s first openly More

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Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tour led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants. Discover the remarkable stories of the Chicagoans buried in this famous cemetery, including Marshall Field, Louis Sullivan, George Pullman, and Potter and Bertha Palmer. $25, $20 members *Tour runs approximately 2 More

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Dark Side of the Near North Side Walking Tour

From disastrous relationships to economic ruin, delve into the darker history of Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast neighborhood with neighborhood resident and guide Scottie Perry. Look past its glamorous facade, and you’ll find personal stories intertwined with mystery and death. Hear tales of the complex and often tragic lives of the people behind the famed mansions More

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Devil in the White City Bus Tour

See the city from the comfort of a coach bus with historian Al Walavich. Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to learn more about the World’s Columbian Exposition, the work and legacy of Daniel Burnham, and where H. H. Holmes stalked his victims. The tour begins with a brief talk and More

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Devil in the White City Bus Tour

See the city from the comfort of a coach bus with historian Al Walavich. Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to learn more about the World’s Columbian Exposition, the work and legacy of Daniel Burnham, and where H. H. Holmes stalked his victims. The tour begins with a brief talk and More

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Brown Line L Tour: From Bustle to Bungalows

Take in the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city’s picturesque Brown Line. Learn more about the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes. $25, $20 members *Tour runs about 3 hours and includes significant walking and stair climbing. More

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