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CHM at Home | Families (April 16)

Sometimes we learn our family history through the stories we tell. These stories are called oral histories and are a very important and fun way to learn about the past. Make sure your family stories are saved by having younger family members interview older family members. You might be surprised what you learn when you ask a family member to share their memories of growing up, moving, or work!

Studs Terkel interviews an unidentified woman, Chicago, c. 1960. CHM, ICHi-065437; Stephen Deutch, photographer

Important family history is preserved through the stories we tell. Explore your family history and pass your stories from one generation to the next through this easy interview activity. Share your story on social media using the hashtag #CHMatHomeFamilies

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories