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Chicago History at Home | Families

June
01
June
01

CHM at Home | Teens

Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood is one of the most famous planned neighborhoods in the US and is notable for its role in US labor history. George M. Pullman may have built the neighborhood, but it was the Pullman Porters who worked on his luxury train cars who made history in 1925 when they formed the first More

May
18
May
18

CHM at Home | Teens

Back of the Yards is perhaps best known as the former home of Chicago’s meatpacking industry. In the nineteenth century, meatpacking emerged as a major industry and signaled the beginning of industrialization in Chicago. But working conditions varied at packinghouses, and the benefits of modern industry came with a price. In this week’s activities, discover More

May
04
May
04

CHM at Home | Teens

Much like Chicago’s other seventy-six community areas, Humboldt Park has a diverse history of immigration. Danish, Norwegian, Germans, Scandinavians, Polish, and Russian Jewish immigrants all moved into the area as the city expanded west. By the 1960s, Humboldt Park had a growing Puerto Rican community and became known as Paseo Boricua and La Division. But More

April
27
April
27

CHM at Home | Teens

The neighborhood of Pilsen has a rich and diverse history, with residents who immigrated from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Italy, and Mexico. Pilsen is the hub for the Mexican muralist movement in Chicago. Buildings, alleyways, and even doors are the artistic canvases where artists blend their identities and culture to convey the different social issues and More

April
20
April
20

CHM at Home | Teens

Storytelling is at the core of who we are as humans. It is how we learn, identify ourselves, and connect to others in the past, the present and the future. Oral history is both one of the oldest historical methods and one of the most modern, using and taking advantage of the latest digital technologies. More

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