November 3, 2021 5:00pm

Extinguishing the Myths of the Great Chicago Fire

To celebrate Carl Smith’s book Chicago’s Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City and the Chicago History Museum’s milestone exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, this program brings together four acclaimed specialists on Chicago history for an important conversation… Read More >

October 26, 2021 6:00pm

A Discussion with Chicago's Cultural Changemakers

Chicago Collections Consortium is proud to partner with the Design Museum of Chicago with the program, A Discussion with Chicago's Cultural Changemakers. Panelists Paola Aguirre, Founder, Borderless, George Aye, Co-Founder and Director of Innovation, Greater Good Studio, and Christopher Rudd, fou… Read More >

October 14, 2021 6:00pm

Chicago Municipal Records: Access and Accountability

Access to municipal records is important for government accountability. In some major U.S. cities, there is a city-wide mandate to preserve municipal records, a master retention schedule, and a central municipal archives. Chicago, however, has historically had decentralized and inconsistent policies… Read More >

September 28, 2021 6:30pm

Tempestt Hazel on Sixty Inches From Center

Join us a curator and co-founder Tempestt Hazel discusses the mission, holdings and projects of Sixty Inches From Center. Sixty Inches documents the stories of Chicago artists, cultural workers, architects, organizers, memory workers, and writers of the LBTQ+, femme, BIPOC, diasporic, and disabl… Read More >

August 4, 2021 6:00pm

Author Talk: Michelle Duster

CCC and CCC member Bronzeville Historical Society present Michelle Duster, who will discuss her recent book “Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells” and Wells’ impact on American history. Ms. Duster is an author, professor, public historian, and champion of racial and ge… Read More >

July 30, 2021 12:00pm

Conversations with Chicago Collections - Chicago Cubs

CCC is proud to host the next installment of Conversations with Chicago Collections. Join Patrick Manaher, Chicago Cubs Manager of Authentics and Archives to learn more about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field and how their archival collections share the unique role each have played in Chicago and A… Read More >