The Chicago Historical Society is located in Chicago, Illinois. The location houses the Chicago History Museum and a Research Center. Student groups will learn about the interesting history of the city and state through exhibitions and research. The museum contains fascinating exhibits for the students to explore. Featured exhibits include the following: Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography, Vivian Maier’s Chicago, Lincoln’s Chicago, Abraham Lincoln, Unexpected Chicago, Facing Freedom, Chicago: Crossroads of America, Sensing Chicago, The Dioramas, and Treasures. The Chicago: Crossroads of America exhibit focuses on several aspects of the history of the city. They include: Chicago’s changing economy, challenging crises, diverse neighborhoods, groundbreaking innovations, and the lively cultural scene.
The Facing Freedom exhibition contains images, artifacts, and interactive displays. These items tell stories related to freedom. Topics include: women’s suffrage and the formation of unions, Japanese internment, and a local school boycott. If research is something you enjoy, the museum contains a Research center. Students can conduct research on a number of topics. There are photographs, newspapers, and other printed material in this extensive collection. There are student programs offered at the museum. These programs along with the exhibitions will be a fun learning experience. Features include: Engaging EXHIBITION Galleries, an Audio Tour, and self-guided programs for older students. Come with your student tour to this one-of-a-kind historical attraction for some fun and educational experiences!