Giving Day: Envision History 2020

Giving Day: Envision History 2020 Supporting the Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum

About Giving Day: Envision History 2020

History is nonstop, and as our city keeps pulsing, it’s our job to preserve and share the stories that define and redefine Chicago. We strive to be a museum that represents the moments, iconic and small, and the people, well-known and unknown, that make up our shared history. The city you love deserves a world-class museum that inspires, provokes, and delights.

For Chicago’s birthday on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, make a gift of any size in support of Chicago History Museum’s Giving day—a campaign to raise $50,000 in one day. Your gift—whether its $5 or $5,000— supports our vital work, including eye-opening exhibitions, world-renowned collections, or hands-on learning experiences for kids and their teachers. Help us envision what’s next in history and unlock the always fascinating city of Chicago.


How you can make a BIG impact:


1) Make a gift on or before Giving Day, March 4, 2020. Your gift of any size will help us reach $50,000.


2) Become an All Star with a gift of $250. Receive a one-year museum membership, invitations to member-only events and more!


3) Help spread the word! Share your love of history and Chicago with friends and family on your favorite social media channel with the hashtag #CHMGivingDay


Thank you for supporting history! We couldn’t do it without you!

Date

Starts at:  March 4, 2020 11:00 PM
Ends at:  March 4, 2020 11:59 PM

Location

, USA

Contact

Lauren Wissbaum
312.799.2114
wissbaum@chicagohistory.org

Give a Toast to Chicago

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:00–8:00 p.m.

Free with RSVP. Cash bar available.

Join us for a toast to Chicago’s 183rd birthday! We are highlighting our city’s rich heritage with family-friendly activities, performances, pop-up activations, and birthday sweets! At the end of the evening we will raise our glasses to the city! Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents all day. RSVP at chicagohistory.org/chicagos-birthday.

Activation & Entertainment

Chicago00 - Experience the newest virtual reality episode from CHM's Chicago00 Project! Chicago00: 1893 World's Columbian Exposition will take you on an immersive tour of the world's fair known for its dazzling White City and eclectic Midway Plaisance. Experience Chicago's past and present in 360 degrees and fly 264 feet in the air on a virtual ride of the world's first Ferris Wheel. Spaces are limited and advance sign up is required. Please sign up a head of time here.

Entertainment by Smarty Pants Balloonist (4:30 - 630 PM), KUD Bosna Chicago (4:45 - 5:30 PM), Joel Patterson Group (5:45 - 6:15 PM), and Son Monarcas (6:30 - 7:00 PM)

Pop-up Activations

Explore the meaning behind each star on the Chicago flag by interacting with staff and touchable objects in CHM's exhibitions.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:00–8:00 p.m.

Free with RSVP. Cash bar available.

Join us for a toast to Chicago’s 183rd birthday! We are highlighting our city’s rich heritage with family-friendly activities, performances, pop-up activations, and birthday sweets! At the end of the evening we will raise our glasses to the city! Museum admission is FREE for Illinois residents all day. RSVP at chicagohistory.org/chicagos-birthday.

Activation & Entertainment

Chicago00 - Experience the newest virtual reality episode from CHM's Chicago00 Project! Chicago00: 1893 World's Columbian Exposition will take you on an immersive tour of the world's fair known for its dazzling White City and eclectic Midway Plaisance. Experience Chicago's past and present in 360 degrees and fly 264 feet in the air on a virtual ride of the world's first Ferris Wheel. Spaces are limited and advance sign up is required. Please sign up a head of time here.

Entertainment by Smarty Pants Balloonist (4:30 - 630 PM), KUD Bosna Chicago (4:45 - 5:30 PM), Joel Patterson Group (5:45 - 6:15 PM), and Son Monarcas (6:30 - 7:00 PM)

Pop-up Activations

Explore the meaning behind each star on the Chicago flag by interacting with staff and touchable objects in CHM's exhibitions.