Hood by Hood: Discovering Chicago’s Neighborhoods After exploring the cultural richness of some of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods, did it make you think about your neighborhood? If your neighborhood was explored, what else would you like the rest of Chicago to know about it? As a Chicagoan, you have a hand in what the future of More
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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
In His Honor: Lincoln by the Numbers Lincoln’s memory is honored by places named for him and his image appearing in public art, on postage stamps, and of course on the penny! Discover the many ways Lincoln has been remembered, then create a stamp, coin, or statue in honor of someone you think is important. More
Chicago’s Near West Side is a community area that consists of smaller, more specific neighborhoods, such as Little Italy, Greektown, and the West Loop, among others. Like other city neighborhoods, it was home to many immigrant and migrant groups, such as the Irish, Germans, Czechs, French, Mexicans, and African Americans. Once a vibrant immigrant and More
Hats Off to Lincoln! Lincoln was famous for wearing a top hat. Have fun making your own paper top hat. Then wear it proudly as you write and give a speech about an issue you care about! Share all of your creations on social media using the hashtag #CHMatHomeFamilies.