Chicago History Museum

Making Mainbocher Microsite

Website Design

The Chicago History Museum needed a microsite for Making Mainbocher, their newest exhibit celebrating the life and work of America’s first couturier, Main Rosseau Bocher. To educate the public about this Chicago native’s place in history, and to drive attendance to the exhibit, we designed a site that evoked the era in which he worked. We featured some of his most iconic creations, created a robust press page to help spread the word, and provided information for users to plan their visit. The site was interactive, allowing viewers to explore his collection, view a short video, and even tweet quotes from the page.


The Chicago History Museum is a hub of scholarship, learning, inspiration, and civic engagement. The museum provides a pathway for Chicagoans to make personal and meaningful connections to their city through events, exhibitions, educational initiatives, publications, and activities. Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum is Chicago’s oldest cultural institution and is acclaimed as one of the nation’s premier urban history organizations.

“I was looking for a creative agency that understood design, branding, and marketing from a nonprofit’s perspective. The end result exceeded my expectations. I wish that every partner I worked with was like AC.”

Laura Cusick, Marketing Communications Manager for Chicago History Museum

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