Peter Alter

Director and Historian
Chicago History Museum

Peter T. Alter is the Chicago History Museum’s Historian and Director, Studs Terkel Center for Oral History. In his role as Historian, he works on exhibitions and teaches in DePaul University’s public history program. Through the oral history center, he develops collaborative community based oral history projects. He’s been on the Museum’s staff for over eighteen years and is currently working on the North Lawndale Sesquicentennial and the Chicago Muslim and Poles in Chicago Projects.