Dating back to the 1850s, the Chicago Historical Society has been documenting the city’s history for nearly 200 years. In 1932, the Society opened its museum at North Avenue and Clark Street, and the often-renovated building still stands today. Now known as The Chicago History Museum, it features both permanent Chicago history exhibits and rotating temporary exhibitions. The museum is constantly adding new artifacts, such as the city’s first ‘L’ car that dates back to the 1893 Columbian Exposition. It is a popular destination for school groups, college students, tourists, and history buffs, and it also offers an extensive catalog of free online resources.