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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.

Haunted Dolls & History's Horrors

SEPT. 27‒NOV. 6
Included in General Admission

When the lights turn off at the end of the day, do the artifacts come out and play? Some Chicago History Museum staff members think so. In fact, some toy dolls have escaped from storage, and we need your help to find them!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Union Station
SAT. OCT. 1, 1:00 P.M
Walking Tour | Union Station

Take a closer look at one of America’s last great railway terminals, which bustles with activity day and night. Learn More

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SAT. OCT. 8, 10:00 A.M.
Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. Learn more

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Sheffield
SUN. OCT. 9, 10:00 A.M.
Walking Tour | Sheffield Stroll

Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films while exploring the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood. Learn more

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27th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade
SUN. OCT. 9, 2:00 P.M.
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua & Humboldt Park

Explore this iconic West Side neighborhood with professional guide and local resident Eduardo Arocho. Learn more

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Events-Walking Tour-Hyde Park Viaduct
SUN. OCT. 16, 10:00 A.M.
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

Join teaching artist Juarez Hawkins for a lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most engaging neighborhoods. 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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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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