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Hood by Hood

Explore the rich cultures of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods through our weekly challenge! Every Monday, delve into the history of a Chicago neighborhood and the tests that migrants, immigrants, and refugees faced as they arrived. Learn about the choices these communities made and discover how they changed the city. Each weekly challenge comes with a short article on the neighborhood’s history, a visual activity, a read-along audio, a short video, and a Chicago neighborhood star activity.


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