Discover the remarkable stories of the Chicago elite buried in this famous cemetery. Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city's growth and its diverse inhabitants.
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Share in the spirit of the season at the annual Members' Holiday Party. There will be music and holiday treats, and array of special artifacts and greeting cards from the Museum’s remarkable collection.
$20 members, $10 children, $25 guests
Members with a Core 2 or Premium 2 Membership will be allowed two tickets at the Member price of $20. Members with a Core 4 or Premium 4 Membership will be allowed four tickets at the Member price of $20. All other Member guests will need to utilize the regular guest price of $25. Members can bring as many children as they would like at $10 per child.
Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your pals and head on over for History Happy Hour! This monthly series features a deluxe spirits or beer tasting plus flash tours highlighting our diverse collection.
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.
Design isn’t just about architecture, appliances,and graphics. It impacts us in all aspects of life as well as the afterlife. On this walking tour with historian and cemetery expert Al Walavich, visit the more contemporary sections of Bohemian National Cemetery to see how unexpected styles such as Art Deco and mid-century modernism were used to commemorate and mourn the dead.
Award-winning Chicago author and historian Richard Lindberg leads this bus tour of famous and forgotten crime scenes north and northwest of downtown Chicago. Stops along the way include Little Hell, Anna Sage’s last bordello where John Dillinger hid in plain sight, the site of Alderman Charlie Weber’s mysterious death, the former Hotel Carlos where a Chicago Cubs player was shot, the haunted hospital, and other infamous locales. Tour meets at the Chicago History Museum and run 3.5 to 4 hours.
Join us for a unique collaboration between the legendary Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues and the acclaimed Sones de México. In partnership with the DuSable Museum of AfricanAmerican History and the National Museum of Mexican Art, these free concerts featurethe Chicago blues sound combined with Mexican folksongs, including those from theAfro-Mexican traditions that continue to thrive in Chicago. Free, RSVPs Requested.