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1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
(312) 642-4600 http://chicagohistory.org

October 2021

Scritch Scratch: A CHM Halloween

October 31, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Included in general admission

Scritch, scratch. What’s that sound? Is the Museum haunted?! Spend a spooky afternoon at the Chicago History Museum as author Lindsay Currie shares about her newest book, Scritch Scratch: A Ghost Story. Hear about Claire, a young girl who has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She’s a scientist, and she can’t think of anything worse than having to help her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. Claire thinks she’s made it through but then sees a…

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November 2021

Designing for Healthy Communities

November 13, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Included in general admission

What would your ideal community have in it to keep residents safe and healthy? A fire station? A hospital? Get creative with the design collective Chicago Mobile Makers and try your hand at designing with community in mind. Workshops will encourage participants to think about problem solving through design. Families will work together to build a custom city that works for all people. As the day progresses, the designed cities will grow and take new forms as more perspectives are…

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December 2021

Fire in Boomtown

December 18, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Included in general admission

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells-Shunk for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Hear about the resiliency of Chicagoans as they rebuilt and recovered following the losses from the tragic fire. Be sure to visit our exhibition City on Fire: Chicago 1871 while you’re here! Free with general admission; reservations not required.

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