CHM Giving Day 2023 the Chicago History Museum
CHM Giving Day 2023

Make a gift today and join us for Giving Day, in person, on Sunday, March 12, 2023

Visit us in person on Sunday, March 12 for the Chicago History Museum's fourth annual Giving Day in salute to Chicago’s original area code 312. 

Illinois residents get FREE admission on this day with a suggested donation at the door. Enjoy exciting activities such as IDEA stations (Rubble to Recovery and Artifacts), tours of City on Fire: Chicago 1871 and Chicago: Crossroads of AmericaChicago themed trivia, live music, photo-ops with Chicago-style hot dog, Noah Ketchup, and, of course, quintessential Chicago food and drink.


1:00 p.m.

  • Live Music

1:00–4:00 p.m.

  • IDEA Stations – Rubble to Recovery & Artifacts, hands-on activity stations

  • Face Painting –  Like a filter for your face but IRL!

2:00 p.m.

  • Trivia – Questions will be based on our upcoming exhibition, Back Home: Polish Chicago, opening May 20, 2023.

3:00 p.m.

  • Live Music

Thank you to our sponsors and community partners!

Come one, come all, come celebrate our fourth annual Giving Day! Held on March 12 in salute to Chicago’s original area code 312. Help us raise $100,000 by March 12!

The Chicago History Museum’s mission is to serve as the primary destination for learning, inspiration, and civic engagement, connecting people to Chicago’s history and each other. We foster curiosity and inspire people to seek knowledge and meaning from history. We preserve and share Chicago’s past—through provocative exhibitions, compelling programs for learners of all ages, and our world-renowned collections—and invite people to think critically about how it shapes our present. By sharing Chicago stories, CHM encourages everyone to explore our city and promotes dialogue that propels us toward a brighter future.  

Join our mission for #CHMGivingDay to meet our goal to raise $100,000 by March 12, 2023. Support at all levels allow us to continue to provide opportunities to engage with history and to care for the archives and artifacts that tell our city’s stories. 

Make a gift today!

Ways you can make a difference:

1) Making a gift of any size. All new and increased gifts will be matched, up to $20,000, by an anonymous donor. Our very own CHM member, D. Elizabeth Price, has also pledged a $2,500 challenge to match donations 1:1. Gifts made now through March 12, 2023 count!

2) Become a Giving Ambassador. Create and personalize your fundraising page. Share it with friends, family, and coworkers via social media and email. Encourage them to give. It's easy and fun!

3) Join us in person on 3/12 for Giving Day activities at CHM. Check out the schedule below!