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

October 2022

Family Event: Latinx Heritage Month

October 2, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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In 1968, Hispanic Heritage Week was first observed under the directive of President Lyndon Johnson. Twenty years later, in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan, the week was expanded to a full month of honoring the cultures, contributions, and collective actions of people of Latinx descent. Celebrated from September 15 to October 15, the first day of this heritage month honors the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua from Spanish colonial rule on September 15, 1821. Today,…

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Chicago History Museum Illinois Resident Free Day

October 10, 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2022

One event on October 10, 2022 at 9:30 am

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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2022 Illinois Resident Free Days: January 17; February 1–4, 9, 21; March 4; June 19; July 4; August 23–26, 30–31; October 10.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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Family Event: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 10, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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On October 8, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. issued a presidential proclamation stating that “(o)n Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treat obligations to Tribal Nations.” For thousands of years, the place now known as Chicago was a thriving center of Indigenous life. Potawatomi people lived on and took care of the land until they were forced out…

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