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Celebrating the Lunar New Year and Chicago’s Asian Communities

To mark the Lunar New Year, CHM curator of religion and community history Rebekah Coffman highlights a...

The Bowman Dairy Company of Chicago

January 11 is marked on the calendar as National Milk Day, commemorating the day the first glass...

The Abakanowicz Research Center’s Top 5 Most Requested Items of 2022

Interested in learning something new in 2023? In our latest blog post, CHM director of research and...

A Vivian Maier Mystery Solved

As a young girl, Rev. Christine V. Hides loved to read and dreamed of solving mysteries. Now...

The Trianon Ballroom: What Would Have Been 100 Years

Chicago has had more than its fair share of big band and jazz dance halls across the...

Fashions of the Hour: The Axis of Art and Industry

This post is from Marissa Croft, CHM’s research and insights analyst and author of our Fashion and...

Seeing Yourself in Sacred Texts

This year, National Bible Week began Sunday, November 20, and ends on Saturday, November 26, 2022. To...

CHM Staff Spotlight: Elena Gonzales

Elena Gonzales joined the Chicago History Museum in spring 2021 as a guest curator and began as...