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Museum Named Among Nation's Best Wedding Venues For Fourth Time

Posted 01.24.2014 | Chicago

For the fourth consecutive year, a Chicago museum has been named among the top wedding venues in the nation. The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Cl...

Is Crowdsourcing The Future Of Museum Exhibits?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Chicago

In a new project hailed as “the first of its kind," The Chicago History Museum is tapping the public to determine its next exhibit. As CHM Presid...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Hot Dog History

Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Chicago food, it doesn't get more iconic than the "life-changing" Chicago-style hot dog. And, as expected, that deeply-entrenched ...

The Haute Couture of Eunice Johnson

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

The exhibit showcases fashions from the Ebony Fashion Fair that began in 1958 and traveled America until 2009. The show was an elegant fashion show with black models.

PHOTOS: Ebony Fashion Fair Exhibit Opens Saturday

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

In their latest special exhibition, the Chicago History Museum is paying homage to the Ebony Fashion Fair. The traveling show began in 1958 and, th...

PHOTOS: Happy Repeal Day! The Prohibition Era In Chicago

Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Wednesday is Dec. 5, a truly significant date in American history. No, we're not talking about Johnny Rzeznik's birthday here. We're talking about Rep...

PHOTOS: Chicago Went Up In Flames 141 Years Ago Monday

Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago

Around 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 1871, a small fire started on the city’s Southwest Side. Dry and windy conditions quickly fanned the flames driv...

PHOTOS: Chicago History Museum's New Digital Costume Collection

Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

Given that Chicago isn't particularly known as one of the nation's most fashion-forward cities, you might be surprised to find out it is home to the w...

PHOTOS: EBONY's Fashion Fair Collection Will Go On Display

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices

If you weren't able to snag any of Eunice Johnson's extraordinary collection of designer clothes and accessories during the first-ever EBONY Fashion F...

PHOTOS: A Look Inside The CHM's 'Out In Chicago'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

Last spring, the Chicago History Museum debuted its "Out In Chicago" exhibition, a groundbreaking, LGBT-centric take on Chicago history that emphasize...

The Woman Behind The Beehive

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ELMHURST, Ill. — Before Marge Simpson, Amy Winehouse or Audrey Hepburn wore their hair in the famous beehive, there was Margaret Vinci Heldt and...

Liz Garibay: The Woman Behind The Chicago History Museum's Popular Pub Crawls

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit At least once a month for the past three years, Liz Garibay has taken inquisitive Chicagoa...

Report On Historical Pub Crawl, Anti-Valentine's Day Party, Dark Art Exhibit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two weeks back, we asked our readers for some help in covering events around town. You responded, and now we are asking for more. We received Dian...

Mute Impressions at the Art Institute

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Throwing poorly labeled exhibits before Chicago audiences seems to be an epidemic among Windy City museums.