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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, 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