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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.

Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

SAT SEPT. 3
1:00 P.M.
$65/$55 Members

On this tour with guide Wayne Galasek, discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.

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Blues Bus Tour

UPCOMING EVENTS

Union Stock Yards.
SAT. Aug. 27 10:00 A.M.
Bus Tour | Chicago’s Union Stock Yard

Delve into the Union Stock Yard’s industrial history, cultural heritage, and surrounding neighborhoods with Dominic Pacyga. Learn more

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Events-Walking Tour-Pilsen
SAT. AUG 27th 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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Union Station
SAT. SEPT 3 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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27th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade
SUN. SEPT. 11 2:00 P.M.
Walking Tour | Paseo Boricua & Humboldt Park

Join local guide Eduardo Arocho on a walk through Humboldt Park, which has been home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community since the 1960s. Learn more

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Events-Walking Tour-Hyde Park Viaduct
SUN SEPT. 18 10:00 A.M.
Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

Teaching artist Juarez Hawkins leads this lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue. 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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60,000+
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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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