History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Chicago History Museum

This museum interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. See paintings, vintage clothes, historical documents, and much more while learning about the city’s history, culture, and challenges. 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614. Cook County. Tel: 312-642-4600. Cost: Free.... More Info

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A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

10406 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60628. 773-850-8580. The museum celebrates the legacy of A. Philip Randolph and contributions made by African-Americans to America's labor movement; with a significant focus on the African American Railroad Employee. Fee.

Clarke House Museum

1827 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL. 312-326-1480. Built in 1836 for Henry B. Clarke, the Clarke House Museum is Chicago’s oldest house. Fee.

Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL 60201. 847-475-3410. Preserves and interprets the rich history of Evanston and all its people through exhibits like Milestones and Memories, which uses artifacts and archival materials to tell the story of some of the people who called Evanston home. School tours and scout projects available. Fee.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

800 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607. 312-413-5353. The newly renovated House Museum opens up the never-before-exhibited second floor of the Hull home and recounts stories of Hull-House residents and immigrants. Tours cover artifacts, 19th century social history, and interactive exhibits. Free/Suggested donation.