Chicago Legacies Teacher Workshop
2018-2019 Chicago marks the anniversaries of notable events in Chicago and the nation’s past that continue to resonate today. These workshops will draw on the museum’s collection and share strategies to spark investigations with your students about citizenship and the rights of people inthe U.S. Sessions run 9:30 A.M. to 12:30P.M. Earn 3 PD Hours
When & Where
General admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesday evenings; purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour to enhance your experience.
Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!
Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes craft beer tasting, tours, and museum admission.
Get to know CHM director of curatorial affairs Charles E Bethea, one of our newest staff members, in a casual interview with vice president of interpretation and education John Russick. Bethea has a long and impressive professional history working in museum curation, exhibtions, collections, and more.
Enjoy a members-only screening of Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project (2016)m a documentary produced by the youth film crew from Breakthrough Urban Ministries and CHM historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T Alter. A moderated panel discussion with Garfield Park community members follows. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to organizations in East Garfield park that support the neighborhood.
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Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and reference librarian Lesley Martin in the Research Center, where we’ll use Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to take a virtual walk through the past. With maps that document each building, you can explore Comiskey Park in 1956, Wrigley Field in the1920s, Riverview Amusement Park in 1950, and both world’s fairs. With luck, maybe you’ll find we have a map that shows your own street! FREE, but space is limited; RSVP required.