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Student Symposium

American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago

Recommended for grades 7 to 12

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Free, but reservations required

Join students from across the city and the suburbs to explore American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago. This exhibition is a platform for Chicago-area Muslims to tell their history through the themes of identity, journey, and faith. With a mix of gallery activities, interacting with project collaborators, small group discussion, and time for creative expression, students have the opportunity to expand their understandings and contribute their perspectives.


Images from FashioNext teen design program throughout CHM

Teen Design Program


In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the FashioNext program connects teens with local teaching artists to learn the fundamentals of fashion design as well as the role of fashion in history. Participants work through a series of design challenges, inspired by the Museum’s costume collection, to develop their fashion design skills and create original pieces that help share their stories. These pieces are then showcased in the FashioNext Expo at the Chicago History Museum. Learn more.


Children’s Program

Park Voyagers

CHM is a proud participant in the Park Voyagers program. The program creates a unique opportunity to bring Chicago children and city museums together. Learn more.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories