Sulzer Regional Library closed October 16 to November 5 for renovations.
Learn about the 1893 World's Fair and the infamous H.H. Holmes in this event with Weird Chicago tour guide Eric Quamme.
As we celebrate Harold Washington Library Center's 25th anniversary, see how State Street has changed through the years.
Who was Reverend Addie Wyatt? Dr. Marcia Walker-McWilliams will share the life story of this incredible woman.
Tap into Chicago history with Beer Chicago: The Refreshing History at Harold Washington Library Center.
See photos of Chicago's current and former central libraries in honor of HWLC's silver anniversary.
Chicago historian and urbanologist Max Grinnell will present a tour-du-table utilizing rare photographs, historic photographs, visual epheme… More
Johanna explores how much you can learn about Chicago using historical city directories.
Walk through 130 years of Shakespeare productions staged across the city in this exhibit put on as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago.
Can you impress your friends with your knowledge of Chicago geography? Take our quiz to find out.
Learn about Vivian G. Harsh, whose vision led to one of the largest collections of African American literature and history in the U.S.
Did you know this is what Chicago looked like in the 1830s? Learn more about our city with this timeline.
Check out Explore Chicago Collections, the place to discover the history and culture of Chicago through online photos, archives and more.
The Great Chicago Fire started on October 8, 1871, burning through the heart of Chicago. But rebuilding began while the rubble still smoked.
The co-founder of Chicago's Chess Records has died at 95. Explore the legendary R&B label's hits and history with these titles. More
How did Chicago's Polonia come to be? Ashley recommends titles on Polish immigration.
Learn about Lorraine Hansberry, Studs Terkel, Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright at Woodson Regional Library through October 22.
Learn about Chicago's first African-American mayor, who was born April 15, 1922.
The story of Black History Month begins in Chicago during the late summer of 1915, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson traveled from Washington, D.C… More
Delve into your family history research online with HeritageQuest, Chicago Tribune Historical Archive and more.
Did you know William B. Ogden was Chicago's first mayor? Learn about him and all the mayors since in our Chicago mayor biographies.
There's a new ride at Navy Pier. Did you know the Ferris Wheel originated in Chicago?
Take a look at the history behind one of Chicago's first produce markets.
For many tourists, a visit to Chicago is a visit to Michigan Avenue. Some never go anywhere else. After all, Michigan Avenue has everything… More
CPL's Digital Collections show the site as it transformed from an industrial wasteland to an urban park of world renown.
Explore playbills and programs from Chicago's great early theaters.
Are you competing in History Fair this year? Make sure to check out tips and ideas from CMHEC.
Gear up for History Fair with these resources.
Research your topic for Chicago Metro History Fair with these online resources.