Chicago History Museum


1601 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60614

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The Chicago History Museum offers exhibitions and public programs that share Chicago’s stories, illuminating the city’s past, engaging visitors in the city’s present, and pointing to Chicago’s bright future. Storytelling is at the core of who we are as humans, and it is how we learn, identify ourselves, and connect to others. In “American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago”, diverse stories of life experiences of Muslim people living in Chicago are shared in order to build connections in our communities through listening and understanding. High fashion and every day garments track how Hollywood’s glamorous reach extended to all classes. “Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and 40s” tells a tale of making it big, making do, and maintaining appearances during a tumultuous era in American History. Chicago’s legacy as a vibrant center of streamlined design is highlighted in “Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America”. Permanent exhibitions include Chicago: Crossroads of America, Facing Freedom, Sensing Chicago, and Lincoln’s Chicago. Visit or call 312-642-4600 for visitor information and for a full schedule of museum public programs and events.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 800

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 4850

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 310

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 4850

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 800

Max Capacity, Theater Style 4850

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 310

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 600

Preferred Catering Providers

General Facility Details


Hours of Operation 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Saturday; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday

ADA Compliant

Restaurant(s) On-site

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10

Group Amenities

Maximum Group Number 1000

Minimum Group Number 10

Average Visit/Tour Length 2. 5 hours

Separate Group Entrance

Complimentary Policy 1 per 25

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