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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosts approximately 40 programs annually. These sessions cover a wide range of topic areas, including the Holocaust, genocide, and contemporary social justice issues. Our diverse offerings include panel discussions, lectures, live performances, films, and more. Lessons learned from these events create the bridge between local and global, challenging us to consider injustices both far off and close to home. Most programs and events are free with Museum admission or membership.

Many of our past programs can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Links to virtual programs will be sent out 24-48 hours in advance of the program.

Jul
12
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Online Program: Muslims, the Holocaust, and Antisemitism

At a challenging time for religious dialogue and healing, join Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Educat...
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Online

Non-Members: $5.00

6:00pm CDT

Members: Free

Jul
18
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Online Program: Breaking The Silence: Native American Boarding Schools

Between 1869 and the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of Native American children were forcibly abducted from their homes and families and place...
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Online

Non-Members: $5.00

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Aug
16
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Lunch & Learn: “The Watchmakers”

Harry Lenga was born to a family of Chassidic Jews in Kozhnitz, Poland, in 1919. The proud sons of a watchmaker, Harry and his two brothers,...
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Online

Non-Members: Free

12:00pm CDT

Members: Free

Aug
21
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Lux Radio Theatre: “My Man Godfrey” 

Experience a live theatrical rendition of the 1936 Academy Award-nominated comedy, My Man Godfrey, one of Hollywood’s most treasured comme...
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On-Site & Online

Non-Members: On-Site: General Admission; Online: $5.00

3:00pm CDT

Members: Free

Aug
30
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Online Program: The Most-Secret Units in Military History 

During World War II, the Ghost Army, formally known as the U.S. Army’s Twenty Third Headquarters Special Troops, used disguise, sound, and...
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Online

Non-Members: $5.00

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Oct
13
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Social Event: Sip & Swing

Celebrate the end of WWII with a classic USO tribute featuring a live musical performance by Chicago’s Big Band Boom! Lindy hop and ji...
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On-Site

Non-Members: $10.00

6:30pm CDT

Members: $10.00

Oct
16
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Family Event: Touch A Tank: A Salute to our Veterans, Active Military, and First Responders

We invite children and adults to enjoy this outdoor family event as we thank our heroes. Touch and climb inside a variety of military and em...
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On-Site

Non-Members: Free

11:00am CDT

Members: Free

Nov
3
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Pfeffer Family Forum: World War II Military Intelligence Training at Camp Ritchie 

How did the Military Intelligence Division, a part of the Army with a history of antisemitism, racism, and anti-immigrant activity, become t...
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On-Site & Online

Non-Members: On-Site: General Admission; Online: $5.00

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Nov
17
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On-Site Book & Author: “Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival”

Join us in discussion with #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin as he makes his literary return to the aerial battlefields of WWI...
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On-Site

Non-Members: General Admission

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

Dec
8
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On-Site Book & Author: “D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II”

A national bestseller, D-Day Girls draws from recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to share a thrilling story about the ...
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On-Site

Non-Members: General Admission

6:30pm CDT

Members: Free

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s programming is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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