Annual Support

Keep Chicago's History Alive

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The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of the Museum; it supports all Museum activities and directly affects the way Chicago's history is shared with our community. The Museum is here to tell Chicago's story—and you can help us keep the story alive with a donation to the Annual Fund.

Your support will make it possible for us to continue to conserve artifacts and documents, offer unique educational programming, and continue our long tradition of excellence. We appreciate every gift, large and small. And as you can see, the more you give, the more you can receive.

Friend ($149 and less)

  • Monthly e-newsletter

  • Quarterly calendar subscription

Patron ($150–249)

Includes Friend benefits plus

  • Receive all the benefits of family membership:

  • Two membership cards

  • Free Museum and Research Center admission for four

  • 10% off at Museum Store and North & Clark Café

  • Tour and program discounts

  • Members-only invitations

  • Chicago History magazine subscription

  • Free/discounted entry at 270 history museums nationwide

  • $10 off Chicago Line Cruises


  • Two free parking passes

  • Two VIP guest admission passes

  • $5 gift card for North & Clark Café

  • Annual report recognition

Donor ($250–499)

Includes Patron benefits plus

  • Newsletter donor recognition

  • Exclusive supporter event invitations

  • As It Happens newsletter subscription

Contributor ($500–999)

Includes Donor benefits plus

  • Special events with the president

  • Invitation to Making History Awards

  • Two free boat tour tickets

Historical Alliance Members ($1,000 and above)

Historical Alliance members receive all of the above benefits along with many additional unique privileges. 

Already a Member?
Consider giving to our annual fund and experience a whole new level of access to Chicago's fascinating history. A gift of $150 will make you part of our Donor's Circle, with more benefits to enjoy. And if you're a first-time donor, you can transfer the remaining time on your membership to a friend.

> For more information, call 312.799.2118.

Contact us

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Chicago History Museum, please donate online, call the development office at 312-799-2114, fax us at 312-799-2414, or write to:

Grants Manager

Office of Institutional Advancement

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

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