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Historical Alliance

Historical allianceThe Historical Alliance is a distinguished group of supporters who serve as the Museum’s strongest advocates. By providing support for the Annual Fund, these individuals make a much-needed commitment to underwriting the general operations of the Museum.

Members of this elite group have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive Museum privileges, including lunches with the president, one-on-one visits with historians and collection specialists, and private exhibition previews.

Your support will make it possible for us to continue to conserve artifacts and documents, offer unique educational programming, and continue our long tradition of excellence.

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Historical Alliance members automatically receive

  • Additional Museum privileges including, two free parking passes, two VIP guest admission passes, $5 gift card for North & Clark Café, and two free boat tour tickets

  • Exclusive supporter event invitations, including private event with the president, and invitation to the Making History Awards

  • As It Happens newsletter subscription and recognition in the Annual report

  • All the benefits of family membership, including unlimited free admission to our galleries, free access to our research facilities, a free subscription to Chicago History magazine, and special discounts at the Research Center and Museum Store


Sponsor ($1,000–2,499)

Includes above benefits plus

  • Early opening and signature event invitations
  • Free book on Chicago history
  • Free gift membership for a friend

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Benefactor ($2,500–4,999)

Includes Sponsor benefits plus

  • Recent exhibition catalogue
  • Private tour of Museum archives and collection storage areas
  • Adopt-a-field-trip benefits

Guarantor ($5,000–9,999)

Includes Benefactor benefits plus

  • Daytime meeting-space discounts
  • Private Research Center orientation
  • Two free entry passes to four programs throughout the year
  • Family life membership status

Historian ($10,000 and more)

Includes Guarantor benefits plus

  • White-glove session with Chief Historian

Contact Us

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Chicago History Museum, please donate online, call the development office at 312-799-2114, fax us at 312-799-2414, or write to:

Grants Manager

Office of Institutional Advancement

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

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