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The Chicago History Museum partnered with Alan Rhodes to present historical events like the Valentine's Day Massacre through virtual and augmented reality. (Courtesy of Chicago History Museum)

Last fall, 21st century technology was used to tell the story of a 20th century tragedy: the Eastland Disaster. The team behind that project is set to launch a second installment of its augmented reality app. Learn more.

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A remarkable new app brings us face-to-face with the 1915 Chicago tragedy.

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The Chicago History Museum has a whole slew of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. But until now, at least one item – Lincoln’s family carriage – had not been on display since 1986. See it and the president’s deathbed starting Saturday.

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The head of the Chicago History Museum talks about the ups and downs facing museums today, plus his school days with Hillary Clinton  and why he "binge listens" to Studs Terkel.

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The Chicago Park District board unanimously approved an admission hike for the Lincoln Park museum on Wednesday, citing the museum’s lack of admission increases over the past 10 years. 

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In its proposal to the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners, the museum says an admission increase would "offset the Museum’s increased utilities, maintenance and personnel costs." The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners will vote Wednesday on the proposed increase.

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The Chicago History Museum has turned to Kickstarter to fund a project that would train high school students in East Garfield Park how to record oral history interviews with local residents. Learn more about the Forty Blocks project.

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Lou and Elmer Whiting, c. 1915 (Courtesy of Chicago History Museum)

A digital exhibit from the Chicago History Museum explores a found diary from 1894.

Chicago authors take the focus of the museum's first-ever crowdsourced exhibit

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The distinguished museum opens its mind to the power of suggestion. And it hopes the hip kids will come.

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The traveling exhibit highlights the major events of 1968, including riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Chicago Tonight previews the exhibit that opens on Saturday. 

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The celebrated work of nanny-turned-photographer Vivian Maier remains on view at the Chicago History Museum and opens next week at the Union League Club.

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From Yves Saint Laurent to Emanuel Ungaro, the top fashion designers in the world were represented in the annual Ebony Fashion Fair. We take a look at the 50-year history of a fashion show designed to bring elegance to the African American community nationally.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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Snow storm in Chicago, Illinois, 1926. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.

It was the blizzard of the century when the century was still young. We take a look at the photographic record of some Windy City Winters of long ago.

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Vincent Price

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