Join us for family-friendly hands-on crafts, writing activities, and games as we celebrate the contributions women have made to Chicago’s history and current landscape. This year, we’re honoring the National Women’s History Month’s theme of “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” with a set of interactive activities that highlight the actions of women of all backgrounds and the continuing need for equity and inclusion efforts in our city.

Included with general admission.


10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. – Youth educator Lori Bibbs facilitates these fun, interactive activities:

  • Design your own mini megaphone to celebrate women in your life and in history! Make your own shout-outs and take them home with you.
  • Play the women’s history “Who Am I?” game with fellow visitors. Get to know others in the community while also learning about some great women in history!
  • Write a thank-you letter to an important woman in your life! Using letter templates from CHM, you could write someone in your family, a famous woman who has inspired you, or even a historical figure. Then take your letter with you and either save it for your own memories or mail it out to the person you want to thank for being an inspiration.
  • Choose from a variety of Women’s History Month coloring sheets to learn about many influential women in history. A fun and educational activity for kids and adults alike!

2:00–3:00 p.m.Livestreamed author talk with Dr. Cookie Woolner discussing her book The Famous Lady Lovers: Black Women and Queer Desire Before Stonewall. Registration is required for all attendees. Register to attend virtually on Zoom, which is free. Register to attend in-person, which is free with general admission to the Museum.

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