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Interactive Talk | Chicago Film History: Seeing Selig

A first kiss, a wizard, and a private zoo? William Selig, a former magician, became a moving picture pioneer who made his name in Chicago, but, until recently, his work—including Something Good – Negro Kiss and The Tramp and the Dog—had been lost to time. His film career began in 1896 when he manufactured a More

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Virtual Panel Discussion | Ali and King: Champions of Civic Justice

Illinois is the first state to pass legislation making Muhammad Ali’s birthday—January 17—a commemorative holiday every year! This year is the first observance of Muhammad Ali Day, which in 2022 is shared with MLK Day. The commemoration of two exciting American champions of civic justice on the same day provides us with an historic moment to More

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Virtual Tour | The Birth of the Chicago Skyscraper with Geoffrey Baer

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join TV host Geoffrey Baer on a virtual tour of Chicago’s architectural history as we learn about the rise of the skyscraper. Chicago is considered the birthplace of the skyscraper, and from the first steel-framed construction to the iconic buildings of its modern skyline, it has More

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Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Author Thomas Dyja presents “Chicago and New York: Variations on an American Theme.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.   This session is free of charge; we More

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Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Fiona Vernal of the University of Connecticut presents “Hartford Bound: How the City Became a West Indian, Puerto Rican, and African American Gateway.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP More

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Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Antonio Ramirez of Elgin Community College presents “Chicagolandia: A History of Latinx Suburbia.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.   This session is free of charge; we More

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