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

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Gordon Mantler

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Gordon Mantler of George Washington University presents “The Multiracial Promise: Coalition, Mayoral Politics, and the Legacy of Harold Washington.”

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Andrew Hurley

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Andrew Hurley of the University of Missouri–St. Louis presents “Death, Despondency, and Hysteria in the American City: The All But Forgotten Heat Wave of 1936."

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Rebekah Coffman and Chris Redgrave

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CHM curator Rebekah Coffman and Chris Redgrave, architectural photographer at Historic England present “How to Save a Building with a Camera: Architectural Photography and Its Role in the Preservation Movement in London and Chicago, 1960s-2020s.”

Virtual Urban History Seminar | Betsy Schlabach

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Betsy Schlabach of Lawrence University presents “Tracking Black Women's Informal Labor in Chicago's Municipal and Carceral Archives: A Closer Look at Bronzeville's Policy Game.”

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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