The oldest and most overlooked Museum in the City. The Chicago Historical Society offers a wide range of programs, everything for kids on up. The staff and volunteers are both helpful, friendly and knowledgable. If you ever wanted to ""really"" learn about the city of big shoulders this is THE place to do it. They also have a wide range of information and knowledge of general American History as well. And of course anyone who is at all interested in Lincoln and the Civil War their ""A House Divided"" exhibit is a must see.