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Join the museum in welcoming Dr. Sarah Doherty, Associate Professor of U.S. & Public History at North Park University. Doherty’s talk will provide context for why Chicago is central to regional and national conversations and recent scholarship about housing discrimination and exclusionary housing practices.

Dr. Doherty was co-curator of The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest’s award-winning exhibit, Open House: […]

Chicago, that toddling – and tippling – town.  This world-class metropolis has been a malt-loving mecca since its beginnings and much of Chicago’s history is rooted in the story of beer and the immigrant communities who built it. The steady stream of arriving citizens aimed to transform a frontier town into a metropolis, and among them were thousands of […]