Pioneering authentic and thought-provoking programs that connect, support and promote a more diverse and inclusive Chicago.

Alliance Programs

Our public programs invite Chicago residents and visitors to explore the city’s neighborhoods through interactive and meaningful cross-cultural experiences such as our Inherit Chicago Festival, World Dumpling Festival, and Stories of Im/Migration: Chicago.

World Dumpling fest

World Dumpling Fest celebrates diverse cultures throughout Chicago and the world with cultural performance, art, and of course, dumplings!

Conservation & Collections

The Conservation & Collections program works with our membership to ensure that cultural heritage collections, which tell the story of Chicago’s communities, remain properly conserved and accessible to the public.

Explore Events & Exhibitions

Vibrant, engaging, and meaningful experiences that champion cultural heritage and encourage intercultural collaboration.

Thu 23

George Kokines: Layers Revealed

September 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 23
Thu 23

Remembering Killing Fields Exhibit

April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Thu 23

Summer German Language Classes

May 5 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 10:00 am
Thu 23

Polish Chicago 1850-1939

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 24

Polish Chicago 1850-1939

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 25

Paint your own Dala Pig or Dala Rooster

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm


Creating new and unique connections that amplify voices and ideas across Chicago’s cultural heritage institutions.


Our programming explores and validates new models for cross-cultural engagement that combats indifference and creates opportunities to increase investments back into neighborhoods and communities.

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