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The 1968 Exhibit

10/4-1/4

A chronicle of Chicago's influence on and relationship to major historical events from 1968.

Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600

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Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography

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One of the standout images in "Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography" is of a lone, faceless rail man—back to the camera, his all-denim outfit stamped with grime—as he leans over to throw a switch at Chicago's vast Proviso Yard, a couple dozen sets of vacant tracks stretching into the background. Then shot epitomizes the magnitude of Chicago's railway system in the mid-20th century, when its reputation as a crucial hub for the railroading industry was undeniable. But most importantly, it depicts the grind. Continue reading >> $14, $12 students and seniors

Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600
Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography

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Chicago Styled

11/16-8/16

Ever wonder how the Magnificent Mile got to be so magnificent? "Chicago Styled" provides a piece of the puzzle by exploring the rise of fashion on North Michigan Avenue. On display are ensembles from a costume collection dating back to 1950, featuring designers like Gianni Versace, Christian Lacroix, and Yohji Yamamoto. $14

http://chicagostyledfashion.com
Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600

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The Extreme Green House

Ongoing

Butterfly habitat; displays on regional ecosystems.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Lincoln Park
phone 773-755-5100

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Bus, boat, train, and walking tours

Ongoing

See chicagohistory.org for schedule and details.

Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600

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Ongoing exhibits

Ongoing

The first el train car, Abraham Lincoln's deathbed, dioramas of the Great Chicago Fire and the Sauganash Tavern, and a kids' exhibit focusing on body's five senses as tools for learning about the city.

Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600

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Out in Chicago

Ongoing

An exploration of the history of 150 years of LGBTQ Chicagoans. Preview reception Fri 5/20, 6-9 PM, $75. Opening day celebration with performances by the Windy City Cowboys and others, Sat 5/21, 11 AM-4 PM.

Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600

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Facing Freedom

Ongoing.

Permanent exhibit examining historical fights for freedom under the premise that "the United States has been shaped by conflicts over what it means to be free."

Chicago History Museum (map)
1601 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park
phone 312-642-4600

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