1. Various people share their story about living in Chicago and being part of a community. The Sweet Home Chicago video is part of the Chicago Crossroads of America permanent exhibition at the Chicago History Museum.

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  2. In this video, members of the Chic Chicago exhibition team show how we work on different aspects of preparing the show. You get a taste of everything the curators role, graphic and exhibition design, conservation, and preparing the mannequins.

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  3. FashioNext is a fashion design competition featuring established Chicago area designers Jermikko Shoshanna (Jermikko), Melissa Serpico Kamhout (Serpico), Lauren Lein (Lauren Lein Ltd.), Paul Sisti, and William Thomas Walton and Roger Price (Price Walton). Using fabrics exclusively provided by Brentano, three selected finalists will each create a couture garment inspired by one of five pieces from the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum. The winning garment will become part of the Museum's permanent costume collection, one of the premier costume collections in the world, and will be placed on display in Chic Chicago for the remainder of the exhibition run.

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  4. Hope you enjoy our first guided tour of the online Encyclopedia of Chicago. We’ll be posting additional tours soon. In the meantime, please let us know what you think — about the Encyclopedia, this demo, and your suggestions for future demos.

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  5. Meet Timothy Long, curator of costume at the Chicago History Museum

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