Chicago History Museum
This Black Friday, skip the shopping mall and spend time outdoors or helping others with these five suggestions.
For the men and women who fought to defend American freedom and the civil liberties we enjoy, these special events are in honor and appreciation of their service, and in grateful remembrance of veterans who gave their lives for our country.
Chicago has many wonderful permanent exhibits in its museums. Individuals and families can experience the cultural diversity of Chicago and also have excellent learning experiences by visiting the permanent exhibits.
Celebrate Independence Day with a mix of family-friendly and late-night fun. Whether you’re headed out to Lake Michigan or the ‘burbs, you’re sure to get your party on for the Fourth of July.
Don’t let the heat beat you this summer. Cool off by exploring these new Chicago museum exhibits.
Chicago can be a vibrant city for people of all ages. Make sure to make the most of what Chicago has to offer for the older generation by taking advantage of the many discounts and venues that cater towards seniors.
Presidents Day isn’t always seen as a holiday that marks great attention, like Memorial Day or Labor Day. However, unleash your inner patriot by learning about the great presidents of our nation or the richness in American history in Chicago and you might have a better appreciation for this national holiday.
For all those hoping to catch a great exhibit in the new year ahead, these upcoming features are well worth considering.
From sea jellies to comic strips, the Chicagoland area has a number of fun museum exhibits scheduled for this fall.
If your playgroup’s usual location is feeling “played out” with summer well underway, now is the perfect time to get creative with new locations. Whether it’s exploring nature, unwinding in a café, getting hands-on with history or seeing animals up close, the Chicagoland area offers a variety of museums, zoos and parks that can make the dog days of summer more enjoyable. Pack a lunch, grab your sunscreen and get ready to have fun with your playgroup in a new meetup destination.
Honestly, we’re not sure why it took us so long to realize there should be a movie playing outside in a park every day of the summer. You go to the beach, you play some sports, maybe you just grill all day and do cannonballs in the pool, but then you want to gather up and watch a good-timey movie with the gang. We’ve rounded up some of our own favorite Movies in the Parks below!
Providing a bit of a peek into the private life of Hugh Hefner, the Playboy bosses “Little Black Book” is going on exhibit at the Chicago History Museum.
Chicago may not have the fashion pedigree of New York or Paris, but the Chicago History Museum is a treasure trove of couture. Besides the big names of Dior, Givenchy, and Versace, the Museum also has extensive holdings by Charles James, a designer who worked in Chicago as a milliner for a few years in the 1920s, before striking it big in the fashion world…
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame will induct 11 new people and four organizations at a ceremony Wednesday evening.
Filmmaker Ken Burns was in Chicago Tuesday night, previewing his latest documentary in front of a crowd at the Chicago History Museum.
American cities are large and diverse, but despite living side-by-side with different groups and cultures, we don’t often know much about our neighbors. A show at the Chicago History Museum helps change that..
A Chicago woman killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse will be remembered and honored next weekend.
Here is a closer look at those dusty old documents recently unearthed by the Chicago History Museum, suggesting that the Cubs might have thrown the World Series 10 years after they last won it.
Chicago has some interesting World Series history. The Cubs haven’t won since 1908, and the White Sox intentionally lost the 1919 fall classic.
There’s a lot more to Chicago history than Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the last time the Cubbies won the World Series. Here are some of the best spots to teach your kids about the history of the City of Chicago.