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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, a major museum and research center for Chicago and American history, is located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. The Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is a 2016 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award given to these institutions for their community engagement and having an impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories