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Welcome to the Chicago History Museum

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CHM?

Explore the city with our expert guides, delve into our exhibitions through thematic programs, or discover Chicago history through family-friendly activities.

Family Event | Black History Month

SAT. FEB. 25
10:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
Included in General Admission

Bring your family to the Chicago History Museum for a dive into the Chicago connection to the origins of Black History Month.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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THURS. FEB. 16, 5:00 P.M.
Partner Event | Screening of “Mikva! Democracy is a Verb”

Join us for a screening of this Emmy-nominated documentary depicting Mikva’s epic career. Following the screening is a panel discussion with Peabody award–winning director Bob HerculesCon. Jan Schakowsky, Mikva Challenge students, and special guests. Learn more

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THU. FEB. 16, 7:00 P.M.
Virtual Urban History Seminar | Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating

Historian and author Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating of North Central College present “Jane Addams, Social Planning, and Early Public Housing on Chicago’s Near West Side.” Learn more

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White House on the day of the wedding of Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth
MON. FEB. 20, 11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Family Event | Presidents' Day

Commemorate Presidents’ Day at CHM and discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency. Learn more

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FRI. MAR. 31, 6:00 P.M.
OUT at CHM | Trans Joy and Chicago’s Transgender Community

Learn about the community work of LGBTQIA+ organizations who have fought for transgender equality for years, laying a foundation for LGBTQIA+ youth in Illinois to grow up with greater levels of support. Learn more

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LEARN AND CONNECT WITH CHM

CHM strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, programs, digital resources, and special events, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other.

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ABAKANOWICZ RESEARCH CENTER

Home to the Chicago History Museum’s archives, manuscripts, photographs, and more, the Abakanowicz Research Center (ARC) is one of the premier research facilities in Chicago. With free admission, the ARC helps fulfill the Museum’s mission to be a destination for learning and to connect people to Chicago’s history. We look forward to welcoming you!

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SUPPORT OUR MISSION BY BECOMING A MEMBER

Membership offers ways to engage with others who love the city of Chicago and its history and opportunities to interact with our award-winning staff. Enjoy free admission, behind-the-scenes experiences, special discounts, and more!

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