Chicago History Museum

When: Wednesday August 24, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Capacity: Maximum 20, Minimum 3

Description: The Chicago History Museum's archives and manuscripts holdings document the vast panoply of urban life, including social conditions, neighborhoods, religious and community organizations, city politics, and labor history. CHM recently concluded a two-year cataloging and processing project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The purpose of the project was to reveal previously hidden collections by improving catalog records and processing priority collections. Visit CHM and learn about this project and the ways in which the Research Center staff answer research questions using the archives and manuscripts collections.

Directions: The Chicago History Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, on the corner of Clark Street and North Avenue. The museum is easy to reach via public transportation. CTA buses 11, 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 stop nearby. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are also located approximately one half-mile from the Museum. For further directions, visit

Contact: Peter Alter,, 312.799.2054