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Discovering the Chicago Flag

Today we’re kicking off our weekday CHM at Home family activities! These daily challenges are an opportunity for your family to learn and have fun together. Over the next two weeks, we’ll investigate the Chicago flag as a starting point for exploring the city’s rich history. Each activity will encourage your kids to share their ideas and express their creativity.

The Chicago flag can be found throughout the city, but do you know what its stars and stripes symbolize? Discover the meaning behind the flag’s design and create your own. When you’re done, take a picture of your flag and share it on social media! #CHMatHomeFamilies


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories