Enjoy special events just for members of the Chicago History Museum.
Not a member?
Contact Natalie Conti, Member Services Coordinator, at 312-799-2272.
Members’ Front Row Storytelling Series
Get to the heart of history with this new series exclusively for members. Listen to Chicago stories told by the experts themselves. Advance reservations requested.
Life at Rest: Chicago’s World’s Fairs, Amusement Parks, and the Disney Century
Saturday, January 18, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Two of the stars on the Chicago flag signify its most significant planned events: the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the 1933 A Century of Progress. Writer Davis Schneiderman places these events in the larger tapestry of American leisure spaces, discussing how the fairs attempted to organize world cultures and provided an escape from crushing economic realities.
The Third Coast
Saturday, February 15, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Join author Thomas Dyja, winner of the 2013 Heartland Prize for nonfiction, and Russell Lewis, the Museum’s executive vice president and chief historian, for a captivating conversation about postwar Chicago. Take advantage of your member discount to purchase a copy of The Third Coast in the Museum Store!