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April 2019

Remembering Killing Fields Exhibit

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

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September 2019

D-Day Warriors: American Indians in the Military

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Trickster Gallery, 190 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193 United States
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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 Admission

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Exhibit: Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry

September 28 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 central street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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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…

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October 2019

An Evening with Tim O’Brien

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Free

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…

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Polish Chicago 1850-1939

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

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…

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