Attention college students and new graduates: we’re hiring part-time gallery engagement staff for our upcoming exhibition "Race: #AreWeSoDifferent ?", which opens Saturday, 11/11. This is a great opportunity for those studying history, education, anthropology, or other humanities subjects to gain professional experience in a museum setting. Apply today at chicagohistory.org/jobs
#OnThisDay in 1917, the Chicago @WhiteSox won their second #WorldSeries title, finishing the season with a 100–54 record. It was their first and only one-hundred-win season and the only title they would win as residents of Comiskey Park. Read CHM historian Peter T. Alter’s blog post about the momentous event at chicagohistory.org/whitesox1917
Exactly ONE YEAR ago today, my best friend of 13 years married her high school sweetheart, and I had the honor of carrying her 50 LB dress around Chicago.
Happy Anniversary @windycitykristi
This was a magical day! Thank you for letting me stand next to you ♥️
Go, Cubs, go! As the Chicago @Cubs face off against the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series, CHM curator @pslinks blogs about a banner in our collection made by a prophetic fan in 2016. Read up at chicagohistory.org/blog
Happy 70th anniversary to @chicagocta! In honor of the occasion, we delved into our archival and collection storage and found some fantastic relics of the CTA’s history: chicagohistory.org/cta70 🚨CHM special—today only! 🚨 Guests who show their Ventra cards at the Ticket Desk will receive a voucher good for one free small coffee at the North & Clark Café. #cta70
The @chicagomuseum did a jogging tour of the Gold Coast today and it was AMAZING 🙌Definitely keep an eye out for future ones! 🏠🍂🏃♀️.
📍20 West Burton Place.
🤓 This beauty was designed by Stanford White and built in 1891 for Joseph Medill (owner of the Chicago Tribune).... who then gifted it to his daughter 😯🎁.
🤓🤓 This building was actually home to a private school (The Bateman School) from 1950-1976 before becoming luxury condominiums.
important things I learned from #Playboy : sex and intellect can come in the same package, don't ever be ashamed of your body and damn anyone who shames you for showing it, and vaginas come in all shapes, sizes, and color combinations of beautiful. ❤️ #RIPHef#chicagohistorymuseum
Repost @bkarendt // When you work in the museum collections profession, you get over your fear of heights quickly! Preserving oversized, industrial artifacts on display at @chicagomuseum is just as important as caring for smaller, delicate artifacts. #whenyouworkatamuseum
One archivist. 500 boxes. Ten weeks. CHM project #archivist Adam Melville blogs about processing one of our largest acquisitions in recent history: the papers of US congressman Sidney R. Yates. Link in bio ⬆️