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Members-Only Preview

10/25 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America with a discussion featuring senior curator Olivia Mahoney, live music, and inspired food and drink selections. More


Guild 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration

10/26 7:00 p.m.

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join them for their 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration, which will commemorate seven decades in style that highlight and acknowledge their mission. More


Graceland Cemetery Tour

10/27 10:00 a.m.

Do you dare venture into the darker corners of Chicago history? Join us on these spine-tingling excursions to discover the stories of infamous crimes and criminals, visit notorious sites and haunted locales, and walk the city’s cemeteries. More
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This summer, CHM collections intern Brittany Boettcher worked with senior collections manager Britta Keller Arendt to inventory items in our Decorative and Industrial Arts collection. In this blog post, Boettcher highlights some Civil War artifacts and explains how differences between Confederate bills answered the questions she had about where and when they were printed. CHM More

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