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NEW! Student Blogging Competition

Inspired by MLK

Free. Open to students in grades 5 to 12.
Entries accepted November 2, 2017–February 16, 2018

Consider the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and your role in furthering his vision for a more just nation. Inspired by Dr. King’s impassioned speech at Soldier Field in July 1966 and the exhibition Race: Are We So Different?, this competition asks students to reflect on inequality in the city today, fifty years after Dr. King’s assassination. Select an issue related to housing, education, or health and safety. Research it and write a blog entry. Winners are invited to an awards reception in February and to publish their work on the Chicago History Museum’s blog.

Contest Resource Kit

Instructional Support Materials for Students

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Images from FashioNext teen design program throughout CHM

Teen Design Competition


FashioNext is the Museum’s ground-breaking competition for aspiring teen designers. Teams from local schools and community organizations participate in the three-month competition. Their challenge: create a garment inspired by the Museum’s world-renowned costume collection. Learn more.


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The Chicago History Museum 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.

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