Chicago History Minute

On August 30, 1847, Cyrus McCormick and future mayor Charles M. Gray begin construction of what would become Chicago's largest reaper factory.
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Join the Chicago History Museum!

Rediscover Chicago's history, and join our membership family today. In addition to special exhibitions, the Museum offers a fresh lineup of programs, and a wide variety of membership benefits to enthrall history lovers of all ages.

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Gift Membership

Give the gift of Chicago history. For questions, please call 312-799-2112 for further assistance

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Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum and Research Center
  • Free or discounted admission at more than 270 history museums nationwide through Time Travelers. For a list of all participating museums, visit Time Travelers online or call our membership office at 312-799-2112.
  • Complimentary subscriptions to the Museum’s Chicago History magazine and quarterly Calendar
  • Discounts on all Museum programs, tours, and events
  • A $10.00 discount on Chicago Line cruises throughout the sailing season. Advance registration is encouraged. Please bring your membership card with you when attending the tour. Visit http://chicagoline.com/ for more information on daily cruises.
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events, including exhibition previews, programs, lectures, and parties
  • A 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the North & Clark Cafe and Museum Store, including our online store
  • Special discount days at the Museum Store throughout the year
  • Access to the Museum parking lot with membership card, even when it is full
  • Member e-newsletter of upcoming opportunities and events, so you get the most of your membership
  • All memberships are 100% tax deductible

In addition to receiving these benefits, you'll be supporting all the important work done at the Chicago History Museum

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We offer a discounted membership to Illinois families in need.
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