Chicago History Museum

1601 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614 - United States





We share Chicago's stories, serving as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration and civic engagement, through exhibitions, programs, research and publications.


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.

American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago
This exhibition draws from more than 100 interviews conducted with Muslim Chicagoans sharing their stories of faith, identity, and personal journeys. Dozens of objects from local individuals and organizations, such as garments, artwork, and photographs, as well as videos and interactive experiences expand on how and why Chicago is known as the American Medina.

The Great Chicago Adventure
Our exciting film transports visitors through major events in the city's history. The Great Chicago Fire, Maxwell Street, the World's Columbian Exposition, and President Obama's victory speech in Grant Park. 25 minutes.

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