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This #Adolfo knitted wool suit (c. 1972) is perfect for a chilly fall day. 🍁 The Cuban-born designer began as a milliner and established his NYC salon in 1963. He held two unpaid apprenticeships at Chanel and later became known for creating jackets that evoked their style. #FashionFriday #CHMCostumeCouncil

CHM is partnering with the @FieldMuseum on a FREE teacher workshop on race and racism in the US on Saturday, 12/9 & 16. Get 6 #PDhours as you explore "Race: #AreWeSoDifferent?" and “Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman." Sign up today at chicagohistory.org/events!

November is #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth. Go inside the collection with CHM senior collection manager @bkarendt as she talks about a pair of snow goggles: YouTube.com/chicagohistorymuseum #LinkInProfile

New on the blog: CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins introduces “Race: #AreWeSoDifferent?”, which opens on Saturday, 11/11. Developed by @americananthro in collaboration with @sciencemuseummn, “Race” is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Read more about its objectives and approach as well as its significance to Chicago history: chicagohistory.org/blog #LinkInProfile

New blog post: Hear about our @us_imls-funded nitrate negative #preservation and #digitization project from M. Alison Eisendrath, CHM’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of Collections. With more than 35,000 negatives from approximately 80 individual collections, our historically significant yet rapidly deteriorating cellulose nitrate negatives document select people, places, and moments in history from the 1890s through the 1950s. Get the details at chicagohistory.org/blog #LinkInProfile

New on the blog: A sneak peek of our forthcoming app, #Chicago00: A Century of Progress, a #virtualreality experience of city’s second #worldsfair. CHM digital content manager Julius L. Jones discusses the project and the #drone photography shoot over Northerly Island. #LinkInProfile

The Museum wishes Chicago’s #Mexican community a wonderful Día de muertos. You can find this figurine (c. 1990) in our permanent exhibition “Chicago: Crossroads of America.” #diadelosmuertos

Don’t worry, our collections crew use their powers only for good. #HappyHalloween! #WhenYouWorkAtAMuseum #boomerang

After welcoming more than 20 million visitors, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition officially closed #OnThisDay. In our latest blog post, CHM curator @pslinks writes about the new additions pertaining to that world’s fair in our permanent exhibition “Chicago: Crossroads of America”: chicagohistory.org/WCE #LinkInProfile ⬆️

New on the blog: CHM intern Hannah Radeke writes about Chicago ad man and artist Edward H. Weiss, who was known for his large-scale portraits of notables such as Adlai Stevenson II, Marilyn Monroe, and Hugh Hefner. Read the post at chicagohistory.org/weiss. #LinkInProfile ⬆️

Our phone booth (c. 1960) probably didn’t get TLC like this in its previous life. CHM collection technician Jess Cunny is cleaning it for its final month on display—be sure to see it in “The Secret Lives of Objects” before it closes on 11/26! #SecretObjects #WhenYouWorkAtAMuseum

The records of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (CCDBR) are a valuable resource for those interested in the history of grassroots activism. Founded in 1960 in opposition to the House Un-American Activities Committee, the CCDBR worked to protect the rights of all Americans. The collection is now available to Research Center patrons. Read more about it at chicagohistory.org/ccdbr

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