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Commemorative Day

Family Event | Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 20

Illinois has been home to four US presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama. Commemorate Presidents’ Day at CHM and discover the lives behind the legends of the American presidency.

Enjoy hands-on activities at your own pace, created with families of young children in mind, including:

  • An Oval Office interactive to learn more about the president’s official work space
  • A “Design Your Own Oval Office” drawing activity to promote critical thinking about leadership
  • An “I Spy” activity of President Barack Obama’s Oval Office
  • A worksheet activity for guests of all ages to connect fact and quotes from the four presidents who once called Illinois home
  • A “Considering Leadership” activity to promote civic conversation
  • Coloring pages, a word search, and a “Letter to the President” writing activity

Included with admission, which is FREE for all Illinois residents on this day.

While masks are appreciated and recommended, they are no longer required. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.

The north portico of the White House.
Cecilia Pickens of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners demonstrates how to use a voting machine at the PUSH Expo 74. International Amphitheater, Chicago, September 15, 1974. ST-19031725-0006, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
First Class in Citizenship at Women's City Club with Mrs. Walter F. Dodd instructing the group, 1923, Chicago. CHM, ICHi-034341

The Details



20 th

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum 

1601 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614

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