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Family Event | Designing for Healthy Communities

Saturday, February 19

What would your ideal community have in it to keep residents safe and healthy? A fire station? A hospital?

Get creative with the design collective Chicago Mobile Makers and try your hand at designing with community in mind. Workshops will encourage participants to think about problem solving through design. Families will work together to build a custom city that works for all people. As the day progresses, the designed cities will grow and take new forms as more perspectives are included in the process! Discover how Chicago was redesigned and rebuilt following the Great Chicago Fire in our new exhibition City on Fire: Chicago 1871, then grab your hard hat and use your curiosity about our city’s built environment to design a healthy community.

Free with general admission; no reservations required.






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Map of Chicago found in Heck's Prize Packages, showing burnt district after the Chicago Fire of 1871. CHM, ICHi-039315
Harriet Jessie Peabody's doll, "Bessie," saved in the Great Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-064649
"Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871" by Julia Lemos, 1912. CHM, ICHi-062293
Broadside regarding aid after the Great Chicago Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-020590
Front view of a Chicago Fire Department fire marshall helmet used during the Chicago Fire of 1871. CHM, ICHi-064110
View of the Chicago Fire of 1871 at night under full moon, Chicago, Illinois.

The Details



19 th

12:00–2:00 p.m. 

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories