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Artifacts

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Activities Artifacts are all around us. They are objects that were made and used by people and often have amazing stories to share! Studying artifacts can help us learn about the people who made or owned them, how technology changes, what was important during different time periods, and why some things last longer than others. More

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    Chicago Blues History

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    Activities Chicago is famous for a type of music called the blues. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became More

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      December
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      Abraham Lincoln

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      Activities Abraham Lincoln is one of the most important presidents of the United States. He is the subject of more than 15,000 books and has been depicted in movies, on television, and in advertising. The Chicago History Museum has had many exhibitions about Lincoln throughout the years. Our collection has very special artifacts that help More

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        December
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        Hooray for Hot Dogs!

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        Activities One of the foods Chicago is famous for is the humble hot dog! A Chicago-style hot dog has seven toppings, and NONE of them are ketchup! From their introduction at the 1893 world’s fair to enjoying them at a picnic or in a ballpark today, the hot dog has important connections to life in More

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          December
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          Summer Fun

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          Activities Long cold winters and soggy springs leave us very ready to enjoy warm summer days! Chicagoans are fortunate to have amazing parks throughout the city, beaches along Lake Michigan, and beautiful spaces such as the Riverwalk and the 606 for outdoor activities. From front porches to backyard grilling, summer is meant for fun. This More

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