Members get to see Back Home: Polish Chicago first! Join us for a tour of the exhibition with CHM chief historian Peter T. Alter and other CHM staff, followed by a reception. Free and exclusive to members.

Meet the Historian

CHM Staff | Peter T. Alter
Peter T. Alter
GARY T. JOHNSON CHIEF HISTORIAN DIRECTOR, STUDS TERKEL CENTER FOR ORAL HISTORY

Peter T. Alter is the Museum’s Chief Historian and Director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History. In his role as the Chief Historian, he works on exhibitions and online projects and teaches in DePaul University’s public history program. As the Director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History, he develops new Museum oral history projects.