Step Back in Time at the Chicago History Museum


Are you looking for something to do on a cold winter day?

Then consider exploring the Chicago History Museum.

It was established as the Chicago Historical Society in 1856 to study and interpret the city’s history, and much of its original collection was lost during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Today, the museum calls Lincoln Park home, and thousands of people visit every year to explore permanent exhibitions such as:

Lincoln’s Chicago

Abraham Lincoln moved to Springfield, IL in 1836, and Chicago was his second home and political headquarters during his rise to the White House. This exhibit offers a glimpse of the young metropolis he knew through lithographs created in the 1860s.

The Great Chicago Adventure Film

Step into the museum’s newly renovated theater to see The Great Chicago Adventure Film. During the 27 minute run time, viewers can feel the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire, explore Maxwell Street, and relive the city’s greatest sports victories.

Chicago: Crossroads of America

Chicago: Crossroads of America is a series of galleries showcasing artifacts and fun, interactive features. Climb aboard L car no. 1, listen to music at a jazz club, and discover what makes the city home sweet home.

Visitors can also enjoy a History Highlights Gallery Tour. Free with admission, they last thirty minutes and focus on a specific aspect of the city’s history.

Chicago Authored

Take a self-guided tour featuring nineteen audio excerpts that tell how authors help us hear what we couldn’t and feel what we couldn’t touch. This exhibit offers a cafe-style atmosphere, and everyone can add their own voice by writing a postcard or composing magnetic poetry.

The Chicago History Museum is just one of the cultural attractions near Preserve at Cantera. To call our community home, please contact our leasing agents to arrange a showing where you can see our amenities and floor plans firsthand.

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