Events at CHM

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Member Event

Member Discussion | Working in the 21st Century

Thu. Mar. 7, 6:00 PM

Members are invited to a talk featuring author Mark Larson, Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan, and CHM chief historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter

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Studs Terkel interviewing Birgit Nilsson c. 1960

Family Event | Black History Month

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Celebrate the history and contributions of this vital third of our Chicago’s population through activities that center on this year’s theme of “African Americans and the Arts.”

SOLD OUT – Film Screening | “Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered, & Shafted”

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Join us for a screening followed by a conversation with the film's writer and director, David F. Walker, and Chicago theater director, educator, and author Pemon Rami on the legacy of blaxploitation film today and Chicago’s early participation in race films.

Family Event | Presidents’ Day

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Our family-friendly Presidents’ Day event features hands-on activities designed for families with young children.

Partner Event | Day of Remembrance

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Join us as Lisa Doi, president of the Japanese American Citizens League Chicago Chapter, moderates a talk with Jami Nakamura Lin, author of The Night Parade: A Speculative Memoir, and Dr. Donna Nagata of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Member Presentation | All About Bronzeville

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

CHM members are invited to learn more about the history and significance of the Bronzeville neighborhood with Bernard Turner, executive director of the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area.

SOLD OUT! Partner Event | The Jesse Jackson Oral History Project Launch

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Please call (312) 642-4600 to be added to the wait list. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Theological Seminary, this program features Rev. Jesse Jackson, Hermene Hartman, Rev. David Wallace, Rev. Dr. Janette C. Wilson, Rev. Martin L. Deppe, Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson, Betty Massoni and more.

Kukla, Fran and Ollie Days

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Join us from December 26 through December 31 for screenings of newly digitized episodes of the beloved television show Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

Guild Event | Holiday Party with The Dredge

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to an evening of good cheer with the Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society!

Author Talk | Bears vs. Cardinals: The NFL’s Oldest Rivalry

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Delve into the curious and often comical history of professional football as author Joe Ziemba discusses the NFL’s two oldest franchises—the Chicago Bears and the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals.

Urban History Seminar (In-person)

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Presented in partnership with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project, Chicago Section, join us for a special UHS session featuring Adam Green and Susan Sher of the University of Chicago and Tina Tchen of the Obama Foundation.

Members’ Holiday Party

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

This holiday season, get in the spirit of the Jazz Age at our annual Members’ Holiday Party!

Members’ Double Discount Week

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

From Friday, December 1, through Friday, December 8, CHM members and Historical Alliance get 20 percent off at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café!

Experience History Together

Experience History Together

Adult Group Tours

Stories are always better when shared! Whether you are a professional tour operator, group planner, or you simply have a lot of friends and family, we have an experience for you. Customized itineraries, Museum tours, and city tours are just some of the ways in which we can specialize your group’s visit.

History Happy Hour 2/26/2019

Create Historic Moments

Create Historic Moments

Host an Event

Sip cocktails next to one of Chicago’s first “L” cars. Dance the night away against a backdrop of Lincoln Park’s lush gardens. Celebrate your life-changing moments in a place dedicated to embracing memories.

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