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The following map represents the active consortium of 41 Chicago-area cultural heritage museums, centers and historical societies who span 28 neighborhoods and 7 suburbs in the Chicagoland area. Explore the rich culture of the city by visiting these locations! Click on the stars that represent Core Members and the diamonds that represent Partner Members for links to locations, hours and directions. All visitors are welcome!
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Visit the "Remembering Killing Fields Exhibit" with the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial to learn about the 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, that led to more than two million Cambodians dying from ruthless slaughter, starvation, and disease. This exhibition honors not only those who died but also those who survived to keep their memory alive. Learn MoreFind out more »
D-Day Warriors honors Native soldiers who served during World War II and throughout U.S. history. The exhibition follows the story of Charles Shay, a young medic who served as one of 500 American Indian soldiers at the D-Day invasion. Through photography, historical accounts and video interviews, get a personal look at Shay’s experience and gain a broader understanding of American Indian’s service in the military, past and present. Included with Museum AdmissionFind out more »
The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, IL is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry”. For thousands of years, artisans have expressed their cultural stories in a wide range of jewelry: showing off local and prized trade materials, expressing traditional symbols, and perfecting new techniques and designs adapted from other cultures. Native and non-Native peoples have cherished Native American-made jewelry not just for its intrinsic beauty, but especially, the…Find out more »
Join the American Writers Museum and the Chicago Public Library in welcoming National Book Award-winning novelist Tim O’Brien, presenting his first new book in almost 20 years. O’Brien will be interviewed by Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning author of American Summer and the national bestseller There Are No Children Here. This event will take place at the Harold Washington Library Center’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State Street, and will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served and no reservations…Find out more »
This exhibit brought to you by the Polish Museum of American is a visual introduction to the history of Poles in the city of Chicago. It features the first settlers and their families, houses, businesses, organizations, parishes and various forms of artistic and cultural endeavors. In addition to archival photographs, artifacts that belonged to the Polish-American pioneers are on display, including: rosaries, Bibles, prayer books, pennants of Polish organized groups, documents, and many more. The exhibit is accompanied by a…Find out more »