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Events at CHM

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Free Event | Urban History Seminar

Virtual Urban History Seminar

Feb 16 07:00pm - Feb 16 08:30pm Free

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Historian and author Rima Lunin Schultz and Ann Durkin Keating, the Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History at North

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Virtual Urban History Seminar

Latest Past Events

Gallery Activities | Black History Month

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago

Did you know the origins of Black History Month can be traced to Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood? In 1915, historian and author, Carter G. Woodson visited Chicago for the National Half Century Exposition and Lincoln Jubilee—a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. During the event, Carter joined in discussions with … Learn More

Member Event | Author Talk – Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago

Delve into the history of Chicago’s West Loop with local author and historian Connie Fairbanks in conversation with WTTW host Geoffrey Baer as they discuss Fairbanks’s new book, Chicago’s West Loop: Then and Now (2022). What once was a manufacturing and wholesale warehouse area from the late 1890s to the 1950s, a fashionable place to live on Ashland Avenue for the … Learn More

Family Event | Presidents’ Day

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago

Illinois has been home to four US presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama. Commemorate Presidents’ Day at CHM and discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency. Enjoy hands-on activities at your own pace, created with families of young children in mind, including: An Oval Office interactive to learn more about the president’s … Learn More

Other Events

Other Events

Chicago Metro History Day

Chicago Metro History Day, formerly known as the Chicago Metro History Fair, is a project-based inquiry program that empowers students to become historians who conduct research and share their conclusions. Guided by their teachers, students in grades six through twelve choose their own topics connected to an annual theme, and then conduct research, analyze sources, make an argument, and finally produce a project to show their work.