June 02 2024

The Prodigal Daughter - Benefit Performance at Raven Theatre

June 06 → June 09 2024

Chicago Blues Fest

Come engage with us at Blues Fest! The CMAP team will be on-site to promote awareness of the National Heritage Area and explore how the Great Migration from the Mississippi Delta was a key ingredient in the formation of Chicago Blues. More information about the festival at this link.

June 29 2024

Ida B Wells Festival - Save the Date

Save the date for the annual Ida B. Wells Festival - co sponsored by the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission.

March 17 2024

From the Rooter to the Tooter Symposium

The Bronzeville Trail Task Force presents this symposium at IIT with two panel discussions: History of the Union Stockyards and the Great Migration. Register at this link.


February 13 2024

All About Bronzeville - Chicago History Museum Member Talk

Bernard Turner, executive director of the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area will give a talk about the history and significance of the Bronzeville and the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area. The area was designated in 2023 as a National Heritage Area by the National Park Service and will bring significant resources for interpretation and cultural tourism development to the area.

RSVP for the event at this link.