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CHM at Home Families

The Chicago History Museum is here to support families during these uncertain times. We know that especially now, it is more vital than ever that we stay connected with one another and with our communities. We also know that you have a lot on your plate, answering your kids’ questions, filling their time, and supporting their remote learning.

We’re excited to announce that our CHM at Home initiative kicks off next week! Our Education team will be sharing free, family-friendly activities every weekday. These history challenges are easy to do and use everyday household items. You can get your child started independently or you can explore together. All of our activities promote learning of Chicago history, help make personal connections with the city, encourage family conversation, and foster creativity. The daily challenges will also be posted on our website, so you can do them anytime.

Feel free to share your creations with us using the hashtag #CHMatHomeFamilies on social media, so we can create a digital community that showcases what we love about Chicago and celebrates families and communities across the city. We hope you enjoy these at-home history challenges and your time together. We look forward to hearing from you!


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories