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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.

OUT at CHM | Season of Joy: Trans Joy and Chicago’s Transgender Community

WED. DEC. 7
6:00 P.M.
$20/$15 Members

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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TUE. DEC. 6, 5:30 P.M.
Family Event | Guild Holiday Party

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to ring in the holiday season with the Great Lakes Dredge and Philharmonic Society! Learn more

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MON. JAN. 16, 10:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M.
Family Event | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Commemorate the enduring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual family-friendly event. Learn more

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THU. JAN. 19, 7:00 P.M.
Virtual Urban History Seminar | Patrick T. Reardon

Author Patrick T. Reardon presents “Reporting the Loop: Taking the ‘L’ from Newspapering to History-writing.” 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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23 Mil
Objects in our collections
52,000+
Students visit the museum each year
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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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