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2 Celebrate Chicago s place in American history! The theater renovation and film presentation are generously supported by a major grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Additional support was provided by the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources Public Museum Capital Grant Program, The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, and Shure. Join us on Saturday, July 4 for the grand opening of the Robert R. McCormick Theater and the Guild Gallery. Doors open at 12:00 noon following our Fourth of July festivities on Uihlein Plaza.

3 Visit the Robert R. McCormick Theater, newly equipped with state-of-the-art 4K digital projection, surround-sound speakers, and comfortable, fully-accessible seating. The theater features a dynamic new film presentation that transports visitors through major events in Chicago s history. Feel the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and splendor of the World s Columbian Exposition. Explore the sights of bustling Maxwell Street (depicted at left) in the 1950s and peer down from an I-beam of the Sears Tower in the 1970s. Relive Chicago sports victories and cheer on President Obama during his Grant Park victory speech. The film lasts approximately 20 minutes; admittance is free with Museum admission. Introducing the Guild Gallery and its new sensational interactive! In the new Guild Gallery, discover the meaning of city s flag and help select a fifth star inspired by highlights of Chicago s past through a vibrant, 12-foot long, touch-screen interactive experience. Plus, walk the city on a wall-to-wall floor map of Chicagoland featuring historical sites, notable people, and significant events in our city s history. The Museum is grateful to the following donors for making these projects in the updated Naphtali ben Yakov Pritzker American History Wing possible: The Guild of the Chicago History Museum, Allstate, and The Jacob & Rosaline Cohn Foundation. Members-Only Film Screening Tuesday, July 7, 5:30 P.M. reception 6:30 P.M. screening, followed by discussion $15, reservations required. Refreshments included. The Chicago History Museum is pleased to premiere its new film in the renovated McCormick Theater! Learn about the process of recreating Chicago history from Museum staff and the film s producers and explore the new interactive Guild Gallery. For Fourth of July event details, see page 10. OR CALL CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours Members FEATURE

4 NEW! Stars and Sips Inspired by our newest interactive experience, these tours explore the events commemorated by the stars on Chicago s flag. Each concludes at a pub for a bit of local drinking lore. Participants must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID. Unless otherwise noted, food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Fort Dearborn Thursday, June 25 6:30 P.M. $25, $20 members The Battle of Fort Dearborn in 1812 is a founding act of violence in Chicago history. Follow the path of the soldiers and settlers who evacuated the fort to the site of the conflict with guide Paul Durica. Stops include the Old Republic Building, Lurie Garden, and a bar in the South Loop for a Q&A with the guide. Meet at the London Guarantee Building, 360 North Michigan Avenue. Tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes considerable walking. Great Chicago Fire Saturday, June 27 1:00 P.M. $40, $30 members Follow the Great Chicago Fire s path of destruction from the site of the O Leary barn to the Near North Side. Travel by trolley to Old Town to see remnants of the fire, such as wooden streets and relief cottages. The tour concludes at an Irish pub where you can raise a glass to toast Mrs. O Leary s (and Daisy s) innocence. Meet at the Chicago History Museum. Tour lasts about 3 hours World s Fair Sunday, July 12 2:30 P.M. $55, $45 members Explore the World s Columbian Exposition s connections to the North Shore on a tour of Evanston with historian Peter T. Alter. Featured stops are Daniel Burnham s house and a behind-the-scenes tour of Sketchbook Brewing Company. Ticket price includes beer tastings, Sketchbook s daily offerings plus an 1893-inspired brew. Meet at the Chicago History Museum. Tour lasts approximately 3.5 to 4 hours World s Fair Saturday, August 29 9:30 A.M. $15, $10 members The A Century of Progress International Exposition celebrated 100 years of Chicago s achievements and brought a sense of optimism to the city in the midst of the Great Depression. Jog around scenic Northerly Island, site of the fairgrounds, and finish with a History Happy Hour at a local tavern. Led at a casual pace, the tour covers approximately 4 miles with stops along the way. Meet at the northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. Tour tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call or visit chicagohistory.org/tours 4

5 MEMBERS Enjoy these exclusive extras designed just for you! Behind-the-Scenes Members Open House Saturday, June 20, 9:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. FREE for members, reservations required. The Museum opens its vaults, offices, and collection areas for its members at this annual favorite. Learn what it takes to run a museum and delve deep into the collection by exploring rarely seen areas, such as costume and textile storage, the paper conservation lab, the office of Museum president Gary T. Johnson, and more! To make a reservation, visit chicagohistory.org/memberevents or call Visit the Members Tent during these FREE events! Receive a 20 percent discount on all memberships purchased on-site. Movies in the Park Wednesdays, June 17, July 22, August 26 Members receive a special treat upon checking in at the Members Tent. See page 10 for movie listings. Fourth of July Saturday, July 4 Beat the heat with a visit to the Members Tent enjoy complimentary refreshments and take home a souvenir. See page 10 for event information. Hot Dog Fest Second weekend in August FREE admission for members Check in at the Members Tent for a delicious surprise! See page 11 for details. Not yet a member? Please contact Member Services at or visit chicagohistory.org/ membership See page 10 for a free members event! OR CALL CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours Members FEATURE

6 TOURS Explore Chicago s history this summer. Bus TOURS Select Saturdays, 1:00 P.M. Tours run 3.5 to 4 hours and make three to four stops. $55, $45 members Meet at the Chicago History Museum World s Fair Sunday, July 12 This is part of our Stars and Sips series. See page 4 for more information. Devil in the White City July 25 Based on Erik Larson s best-selling book, this tour takes you back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Visit the historic fairgrounds, the Garden of the Phoenix, and the site of the infamous murder castle. Sinister Secrets August 22 Join writer and crime historian Richard Lindberg as he reveals Chicago s most sinister crime secrets. Begin with a look at Nathan Leopold s glasses in the Museum s newest exhibition, The Secret Lives of Objects. Stops include the former home of Robert Crowe, the Cook County state s attorney and chief prosecutor in the Leopold and Loeb trial. NEW! Chicago Along the River Every Friday Sunday, June August, 3:00 P.M. Boarding begins at 2:30 P.M. Tours run approximately 2 hours. Adults $42, $37 members; seniors $35, $30; youth (7 18 years) $20, $15. Meet at 465 North McClurg Court. Learn about the growth and transformation of the city s skyline on this leisurely river cruise. Through exclusive access to images from the Museum s archive, participants gain unique perspectives into Chicago then and now. This tour is presented in collaboration with Chicago Line Cruises. 6 OR CALL

7 L TOURS Select Sundays, 1:00 P.M. Tours run approximately 3 hours and include considerable walking and some stair climbing. Meet at the concierge desk of the Palmer House Hotel. $25, $20 members, price includes CTA travel. Brown Line June 7, July 19, August 23 Explore the historic buildings and back porches of the North Side on the city s most picturesque L line. Take in the architecture of the business district at Armitage and the German heritage of Lincoln Square, where the tour concludes. Blue Line May 31, June 21, July 26, August 23 Discover the history of the most ambitious of the four original elevated lines. The tour includes an exploration of the thriving culture in Pilsen its vibrant murals, sunken streets, and lively community and concludes in Wicker Park. Green Line West June 14, July 19 In 1893, this branch of the Green Line opened to connect the West Side neighborhoods to the downtown business district along Lake Street. Take in stunning views of the Chicago River and the Merchandise Mart. Visit the Garfield Park Conservatory. Tour concludes in Oak Park. Green Line South July 12, August 9 Ride Chicago s oldest L line, which except for renovations ( ) has run 24/7 since opening in Trace the city s southward development and discover stories from the 1893 world s fair. Stops include the Bronzeville neighborhood and IIT campus. Tour concludes in the Loop. The Loop L August 9 Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago L, leads this tour of Chicago s central business district. The tour includes commentary about stations and buildings along the route and amazing photo opportunities. Tour tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call or visit chicagohistory.org/tours Trolley TOURS $40, $30 members Meet at the Chicago History Museum. The Magnificent Mile Sunday, August 2, 2:00 P.M. Bid farewell to Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile with costume curator Petra Slinkard. Begin the tour in the exhibition gallery, then hop on the trolley for a ride along the city s most fashionable boulevard to explore the retail history of this landmark shopping district. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours and makes 2 to 4 stops. Great Chicago Fire Saturday, June 27 This is part of our Stars and Sips series. See page 4 for more information. 7 CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours Members FEATURE

8 TOURS Grab a friend and take a stroll with us. NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOURS Tours run 1.5 to 2 hours and include complimentary Museum admission for the day. $20, $15 members Old Town Saturdays, May 30, June 20, July 11 and 18, August 1 and 22, 10:00 A.M. Step into the Old Town Triangle, where each structure has a story. Stroll past elaborate Queen Anne style homes, balloon-frame cottages, and the iconic St. Michael s Church, and discover tales of the assorted residents who have called the neighborhood home. Meet at the Chicago History Museum. History Puppy crawl Saturdays, June 13 and July 25 at 10:00 A.M., August 29 at 1:00 P.M., and Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 P.M. Tour runs 60 to 75 minutes. $20, $15 members Discover tales of clever canines on this two-mile stroll through beautiful Lincoln Park. Stops include a photo op with your pooch in front of the Chicago skyline. K9s must bring their humans and vice versa. Meet outside the main entrance of the Museum. Gold Coast Saturdays, June 6, 20, and 27, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 29, 10:00 A.M. Whisk away to a time when Chicago s rich and famous caroused on the coast. Gaze at ornate architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, step onto a rare wood-block alleyway, and take in Chicago s early mansions, including the Archbishop s Residence. Meet at the Chicago History Museum. Sheffield Stroll Saturdays, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 15, 2:00 P.M. Explore the history of the Sheffield/ DePaul neighborhood. Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films. Wrap up at one of the city s finest corner pubs, where you can purchase refreshments after the tour! Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price. Meet at the streetlevel entrance of Fullerton L stop. SPOTLIGHT WALKING TOURS Explore historic venues and moments in Chicago history with in-depth narration by expert guides. $25, $20 members Union Station Friday, June 5 at 2:00 P.M., and Sundays, June 28, August 9 and 30 at 1:00 P.M. Tour runs approximately 90 minutes. Inspired by Railroaders: Jack Delano s Homefront Photography, this tour takes a closer look at one of America s last great railway terminals. Explore the city s rich transportation heritage while strolling through the historic station and examining its monumental exterior. Meet at Union Station, 500 West Jackson Boulevard. Fort Dearborn Thursday, June 25 This is part of our Stars and Sips series. See page 4 for more information. 8 Tour tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call or visit chicagohistory.org/tours

9 CEMETERY TOURS Select Sundays, 1:00 P.M. Tours meet at the cemetery entrances and last approximately 2 hours. $25, $20 members Bohemian National Cemetery June 28 and July 12 It is the 100th anniversary of the Eastland Disaster and the majority of the victims are buried here. Discover their stories with historian Al Walavich. Other stops include the cemetery s historic gatehouse, magnificent mausoleums, and emblematic treestone grave markers. Meet at 5255 North Pulaski Road. Graceland Cemetery August 23 Hear stories of the Chicago elite who are buried at this famous cemetery, including Marshall Field, Louis Sullivan, Potter and Bertha Palmer, and George Pullman. Meet at 4001 North Clark Street. HISTORY FIT TOURS Discover Chicago s neighborhoods and landmarks on these health-savvy excursions. Running tours are led at a casual pace and cover approximately 3 miles in 75 minutes. Meet outside the Chicago History Museum. $15, $10 members Old Town History Hustle Saturdays, June 6, July 25, August 22, 9:30 A.M. Discover the wide range of people who have lived in Old Town, such as Germans, industrialists, bohemians, and comedians, and how this cultural enclave continues to evolve today. Gold Coast History Hustle Tuesdays, June 9, July 14, August 11, 7:00 P.M. Catch the sunset and savor the stories of early Chicago s rich and famous residents. Stops feature a variety of architectural styles and notable characters from Catholic cardinals to Playboy Bunnies World s Fair Saturday, August 29 This is part of our Stars and Sips series. See page 4 for more information. Bicycling tours run approximately 3.5 hours and include 15 to 20 miles of biking. BYO bike and helmet. Helmets are mandatory. $25, $20 members Ride Like the Devil Sunday, July 26, 9:30 A.M. Cycle back to 1893 with Greg Borzo, author of Where to Bike Chicago. Pedal past sites related to the world s fair and discover its lasting influence on Chicago. Uncover Daniel Burnham s grand plans and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. Tour ends at Midway Plaisance Park in Hyde Park. Meet at the southwest corner of Adams and LaSalle Streets. Wicker Park Pedal Sunday, August 16, 1:00 P.M. Ride past bustling restaurants and trendy boutiques while learning about the evolution of this artists haven that was previously home to beer barons and a thriving Polish community. The tour concludes at a bar near Damen and Division. Meet at the Ashland, Division, Milwaukee intersection. OR CALL CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours Members FEATURE

10 EVENTs Round up the gang and join us for some summer fun! Shining Lives: The Story behind the Musical Saturday, June 6, 10:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON $8, FREE for members, reservations required. Coffee and pastries included. Discover the true and tragic story of the young women of Chicago s Radium Dial Company with Shining Lives writer-director Jessica Thebus and historian Peter T. Alter. Set in 1922, the musical features courageous, determined women who are living the American dream earning good wages and relishing their new-found independence. But after years of hand painting watch dials, the harmless radium leads to heartbreaking results. FREE ADMISSION Movies in the Park Join us for another season of Movies in the Park! The films are free and begin at dusk on select Wednesdays on the Museum s Uihlein Plaza in Lincoln Park. Bring your own snacks, chairs, and blankets. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages, please. Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Park District s Movies in the Parks series. 56th Annual Fourth of July Celebration Saturday, July 4, 10:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON Free event on Uihlein Plaza This Fourth of July, come celebrate with us! Our outdoor family-friendly festivities include patriotic music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a keynote oration by civic leader Ronald J. Gidwitz, and a children s costume parade led by the World s Tallest Uncle Sam. Afterward, come inside for the grand opening of the new experiences in our Naphtali ben Yakov Pritzker American History Wing. The Museum opens at 12:00 NOON, and admission is free for Illinois residents. June 17 Ferris Bueller s Day Off July 22 Wayne s World August 26 Tommy Boy Laugh your way through July and August as we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Saturday Night Live with movies featuring Second City alumni. Before each movie, answer comedy trivia to be entered to win tickets to the legendary Second City Mainstage or the Second City e.t.c. theater. Presented in collaboration with Northlight Theatre. 10 OR CALL

11 Second weekend in August Join us to celebrate Chicago s love of the hot dog. Now in its third year, this outdoor festival features live music, games, and hot dogs prepared in various regional and ethnic styles. Purchase food and beverages with Hot Dog Cash, which will be available on-site and online. For details, visit chicagohotdogfest.com Exhibitions Come see history brought to life. OPEN NOW Want to hear a story? We ve got plenty to tell. Not a day goes by that artifacts don t beckon to us from their shelves, offering to deliver or deny hints of their mysterious pasts. Whether they are as decadent as diamonds, as telling as crime evidence, or as perplexing as forms of outmoded technology, the artifacts of Secret Lives all bear witness to history in their own remarkable ways. For more information, visit secretlivesobjects.com OR CALL CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours Members FEATURE

12 Exhibitions Last chance to visit CHICAGO STYLED! Closes Sunday, August 16 Costume and Textile Gallery Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile Trace the development of Chicago s North Michigan Avenue into one of the country s most renowned destinations for upscale retail. Set against a shifting cityscape, ensembles from the Museum s collection tell the story of the growth of this landmark district, showcasing the fashion from recent decades and the stylish people who wore it. Chicago Styled is sponsored by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and lead corporate sponsor BMO Harris Bank. Benjamin Green-Field Gallery Railroaders: Jack Delano s Homefront Photography Explore the stories of Chicago railroaders during World War II as captured by photographer Jack Delano. The exhibition features more than sixty images of men and women who hustled on the rails, in the stations, and around the yards. Step into a caboose, play at a model rail yard, and discover Delano s legacy through the work of his son, Pablo. Railroaders is presented in partnership with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art with generous support from The Candelaria Fund, CN, Bon and Holly French, David and Cynthia Kahler, North American Railway Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, and Wintrust Financial. Promotional support provided by Metra, Amtrak, and the Chicago South Shore Railroad. Guided tours of Chicago Styled and Railroaders are available for groups of 10 or more. Please call for more information. Plan Your Wedding at the Chicago History Museum As the city s oldest cultural institution, the Museum s event spaces are regal, sophisticated, and distinctly Chicago. Our Georgian-style ballroom features stained-glass pieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Comfort Tiffany, access to an outdoor garden, and state-of-the-art audio and visual systems. To make our spaces your own, call or visit chicagohistory.org/hostevent 12 OR CALL

13 Ongoing Exhibitions Revisit your favorite exhibitions. The Exelon Wing Chicago: Crossroads of America Discover how Checagou became Chicago. Relive significant moments in cultural, political, and sports history. Meet the city s most prominent leaders, immerse yourself in jazz music, and climb aboard the first-ever L car! Konen Family Children s Gallery Sensing Chicago Stimulate your senses as you explore the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of past and present-day Chicago. Tawani Foundation Diorama Hall Imagining Chicago: The Dioramas Visit our beloved dioramas to see how Chicago grew from a desolate frontier outpost in 1804 to the bustling city that hosted the World s Columbian Exposition of The Pritzker Wing Facing Freedom Examine the stories behind eight conflicts over American freedom dating from the 1850s to the 1970s. Through artifacts, audio clips, videos, and activities, each conflict is presented from the participants perspectives. The Naphtali ben Yakov Pritzker American History Wing is made possible through a generous grant from Tawani Foundation, through the support of Col. (IL) J. N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (retired), President and Founder, Pritzker Military Library and Tawani Foundation. KPMG and Paul and Katherine Snyder Community Gallery Vivian Maier s Chicago For decades, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny for North Shore families. Loved by her charges, she kept a secret she was a talented photographer. Only after her death did her extensive work become well known. In this exhibition, discover the diverse images taken by this tireless photographer, who captured the local character of Chicago s streets in unique ways. The lead exhibition sponsor for Vivian Maier s Chicago is Exhibition dates are subject to change. Check chicagohistory.org/exhibitions for the most current information. The Alcoves Abraham Lincoln As president, Abraham Lincoln faced our nation s greatest crisis the Civil War. This installation highlights Lincoln s election in 1860, his leadership during the Civil War, and his tragic assassination. Supported by a gift from The Gupta Family with additional support from the Joyce Foundation in honor of Lawrence N. Hansen. Please note: Abraham Lincoln s deathbed is currently at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, where it is featured in Undying Words: Abraham Lincoln , co-curated by Olivia Mahoney. The bed will return in spring of Sanger P. Robinson Gallery Lincoln s Chicago Lincoln was a frequent visitor to Chicago, his second home and political headquarters during his rise to prominence. Come glimpse the city Lincoln knew: a dynamic young metropolis on the verge of greatness. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is the lead exhibition sponsor of Lincoln s Chicago. Additional support is provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. 13 CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours Members FEATURE

14 CALENDAR L tour WALKING TOUR Bus tour Cemetery tour History Fit tour Stars and SIPs MAY 30 Saturday n Old Town n Sheffield Stroll 31 Sunday n Blue Line JUNE 5 Friday n Union Station 6 Saturday n Old Town History Hustle n Gold Coast 7 Sunday n Brown Line 9 Tuesday n Gold Coast History Hustle 13 Saturday n History Puppy Crawl 14 Sunday n Green Line West 17 Wednesday Movie in the Park: Ferris Bueller s Day Off 20 Saturday Members Open House n Gold Coast n Old Town 21 Sunday n Blue Line 25 Thursday Fort Dearborn Walking Tour 27 Saturday n Gold Coast n Sheffield Stroll Great Chicago Fire Trolley Tour 28 Sunday n Bohemian National Cemetery n Union Station JULY 4 Saturday 56th Annual Fourth of July Celebration and grand opening of the Robert R. McCormick Theater and Guild Gallery 7 Tuesday Members-Only Film Screening 11 Saturday n Old Town n Gold Coast 12 Sunday n Bohemian National Cemetery 1893 World s Fair Bus Tour n Green Line South n History Puppy Crawl 14 Tuesday n Gold Coast History Hustle 18 Saturday n Old Town 19 Sunday n Brown Line n Green Line West 22 Wednesday Movie in the Park: Wayne s World 25 Saturday n Old Town History Hustle n Gold Coast n History Puppy Crawl n Devil in the White City n Sheffield Stroll 26 Sunday n Ride Like the Devil n Blue Line AUGUST 1 Saturday n Old Town 2 Sunday The Magnificent Mile Trolley Tour 8 Saturday n Gold Coast 9 Sunday n Green Line South n The Loop L n Union Station 11 Tuesday n Gold Coast History Hustle 15 Saturday n Sheffield Stroll 16 Sunday Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile closes n Wicker Park Pedal Join us for Hot Dog Fest the second weekend of August! 22 Saturday n Old Town History Hustle n Old Town n Sinister Secrets 23 Sunday n Graceland Cemetery n Blue Line n Brown Line 26 Wednesday Movie in the Park: Tommy Boy 29 Saturday 1933 World s Fair Running Tour n Gold Coast n History Puppy Crawl 30 Sunday n Union Station 14 OR CALL

15 General Information Chicago History Museum There s only one place dedicated to your city: the Chicago History Museum. We share Chicago s stories through exhibitions, programs, research, and publications. Location At the south end of Lincoln Park: 1601 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois Telephone: Fax: CTA buses 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 stop nearby. For travel information, call or visit transitchicago.com. Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets. Enter on Stockton Drive. Handicapped parking is also available. Hours Monday Saturday: 9:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. Sunday: NOON 5:00 P.M. Group Visits For information, call or visit chicagohistory.org/grouptours General Admission Adults: $14 with audio tours Seniors (65+): $12 with audio tours Students (13 22): $12 with audio tours FREE for children 12 and under FREE for members of the DuSable Museum, the National Museum of Mexican Art, and the Institute for Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. Illinois Resident Free DayS July 4, August 17 21, 24 28, and 31, and September 1 3. Research Center June August 2015 Tuesday Friday: 1:00 4:30 P.M. Appointments available on Thursday and Friday mornings from 9:30 A.M. to NOON. Closed: Friday, July 3 Research Center daily fee: $10 Free for members We regret that we can no longer accept research requests by telephone. Please or write to the Research Center, Chicago History Museum. Twitter and pinterest.com/chicagomuseum facebook.com/chicagohistory Museum Store Monday Saturday: 9:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. Sunday: NOON 5:00 P.M. Shop online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! North & Clark Café Monday Saturday: 9:30 A.M. 3:00 P.M. Sunday: NOON 4:00 P.M. Hours are subject to change. MEMBERSHIP As a member, you ll find many unique ways to get closer to the city you love including free admission to the Museum and Research Center, invitations to special events, discounts on programs and tours, and discounts at the Museum Store and North & Clark Café. For details, visit chicagohistory.org/membership. All images belong to the Chicago History Museum, unless otherwise noted. Cover, Rendering of the Chicago municipal flag by Chirp Design, Inc., featuring a photograph of the John Hancock Center under construction, c. 1965, adapted from HBSN H2A. Hedrich-Blessing Collection, Chicago History Museum. 6 left, Bird s-eye view of the Court of Honor from the southeast corner of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the World s Columbian Exposition, ICHi right, Aerial view of a boat passing under the State Street Bridge, ICHi right, The lamp that caused the Iroquois Theater fire on December 30, ICHi upper left, Sequined evening gown by Norman Norell, ICHi lower left, Freight cars at the Illinois Central freight terminal, Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USW right, Photograph courtesy of JPP Studios. Back cover, Looking north on Michigan Avenue at the Water Tower and Palmolive Building, c Hedrich-Blessing Collection, HB C. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is affiliated with the Chicago Historical Society. All proceeds support the Chicago Historical Society s activities. The Chicago History Museum is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. The Museum is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. OR CALL CALENDAR EVENTs EXHIBITIONS tours members FEATURE

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