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A new phase for TimeLine’s new home

IT’S TIME! Our new home project is ready for its next phase, and we’re so excited to share a peek behind the curtain at everything we’ve been working on. HGA design rendering showing future street exterior view of TimeLine’s new home at 5035 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Since TimeLine purchased property located at 5033-5035 N. Broadway Avenue near the corner of Broadway and Argyle in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in December 2018, we’ve been ...
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Leadership Transition: An interview with Elizabeth Auman

TimeLine’s Managing Director Elizabeth K. Auman. As our new home project moves into its next phases, and in recognition of the complex path ahead, today TimeLine announced that Managing Director Elizabeth K. Auman will be transitioning her responsibilities away from day-to-day management of the company ...
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TimeLine South: Spotlight on our Teaching Artists!

For the past four summers, Living History’s TimeLine South has offered an ensemble of teenagers a safe space for self-expression, creativity, and ensemble building on the south side of Chicago. Through this six-week summer arts program, students engage in advocacy and community building through art ...
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Engaging the Community

TimeLine’s Living History Teaching Artists have an icebreaker that they love to play with new groups of people. They call the game, “Where my people from” and provide a series of prompts that a single person can say to the group:  Where my people from, ...
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Juneteenth: A Historic Holiday

The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth (June 19) became a United States federal holiday on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth marks the day when enslavement finally ended in America, when Black people who were enslaved learned about ...
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The Chinese Lady: Take Action

But if we take the time to really look at each other. To really look at each other. Then we might see, through all that vastness and variance, something true and real and wonderful.  — The Chinese Lady Transformation takes time and requires purposeful and sustained action. Thank you for visiting this page in connection with our event “Setting the Stage: The Chinese Lady — Building a Bridge Toward Asian Visibility.” We invite you to ...
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A Greener TimeLine

TimeLine, a group of storytellers at heart, has been examining more closely the stories we tell—to ourselves and others. This means that we’re looking at the historical and present-day impacts of our choices and our resources. The push to uncover and to tell a different ...
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Education and art, hand in hand

As part of our Living History Education Program, we’re fortunate to collaborate with some incredible teachers and educators in bringing TimeLine’s mission into Chicago Public Schools. In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, we reached out to a few teachers currently working with Living History ...
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Plans, lessons, and next steps

Go Back to Our Future! You can now watch TimeLine’s 2021 virtual gala on demand via the link in this post. If our recent virtual gala Step Into TimeLine: Back to Our Future made one thing certain, it’s that we all—TimeLine artists, staff, and audience—can’t ...
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Designing TimeLine

Throughout this pandemic pause, TimeLine’s staff has been hard at work on the design phase for our future new home at 5033–5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. And for many of us, the fact that this phase aligned with the pause has been ...
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