The Chicago History Museum offers exhibitions and public programs that illuminate the city's past, engage the city's present, and point to Chicago's future. Vivian Maier's Chicago explores the city through the eyes of the nanny turned photographer who wowed the world with breathtaking images of everyday urban America. Maier's Chicago collection is presented at larger than life scale vividly documenting Chicago neighborhoods and faces of the 1960s and 1970s. Shalom Chicago presents personal stories, rare artifacts, and engaging media presentations, to illustrate the Chicago's Jewish community's rich history from the 1840's through today. On March 16, 2013, the museum will launch their most ambitious fashion exhibition to-date, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. The 7,000 Sq. foot exhibition presents over 70 garments by Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, and Patrick Kelly among others to recreate the spectacle of the traveling fashion show that raised millions for charity and helped redefine beauty in the African American community and beyond. Permanent exhibitions include Chicago: Crossroads of America, Facing Freedom, Sensing Chicago, and Unexpected Chicago. Visit Chicagohistory.org or call 312-642-4600 for visitor information and for a full schedule of museum public programs and events.