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4.13 | Stay Home. Save Lives.

Chicago has been through some difficult times before. Now, social distancing is critical to the health of our community because if you’re staying home, you’re saving lives.

Chicago ha pasado por tiempos difíciles antes. Ahora, el distanciamiento social es crítico para la salud de nuestra comunidad. Si te quedas en casa, estás salvando vidas.

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Even with our doors closed, we remain committed to the Museum’s mission to share Chicago’s stories. From digital storytelling and educational resources to VR experiences, we’re sharing new ways to engage with the city’s history every day, even from your couch.

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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