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On April 21, 1855, the city of Chicago withstood its first civil disturbance, the Lager Beer Riot. Although 60 were arrested and only 1 died, the riot would usher in a new partisan era for the city.
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Chicago History Bowl

historybowlChicago Authors

Earlier this fall, Chicagoans told us their ideas for a future exhibition. We identified the sixteen most mentioned topics and created a three round tournament for people to choose their favorite. Chicago Authors won! Now we will research and present it as a future exhibition.

> Download the Chicago History Bowl press release (PDF)

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair Eunice Johnson

Inspiring Beauty explores a story of vision, innovation and power told through the story of Eunice Johnson, Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company, and the prism of iconic fashion from Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la RentaEmanuel Ungaro, and Patrick Kelly among others. The exhibition will be open at the Chicago History Museum March 16, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

> View the Inspiring Beauty Press Kit

(Photo courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company)


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Program and event inquiries from the general public should be directed to our Visitor Services office via phone 312.642.4600 or e-mail reception@chicagohistory.org.

Student Inquiries

While the Museum greatly supports students using its resources, requests for interviews with curators and/or video-recording of the Museum may be denied due to the high volume of requests during peak times, such as the end of a semester. The Museum may also deny your request during its busiest visitation periods or during special Museum events, such as exhibition openings and special programs. We will review each request on a case-by-case basis, and we regret that we cannot accommodate every proposal. Thank you for your understanding.

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