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A family participating in StoryCorps at the Chicago Cultural Center


StoryCorps is partnering with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Chicago Public Media to record, preserve and share the diverse stories of communities in Chicago.

Record an interview:

1. Make a reservation and prepare for your interview on

2. Bring your interview partner to the StoryBooth. The interview is a chance to ask the questions that matter.

3. At the end of your session, you'll take home a broadcast-quality CD of your interview. With your permission, a copy will be archived at the Library of Congress.

Local stories will air on WBEZ 91.5 FM.


About StoryCorps

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people  of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have shared stories and life experiences in a StoryCorps recording session. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition, local public radio stations and at 




Runs until 2016




Thursdays: 12:30 - 7 pm; Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm




Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602








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The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event




Public Transportation:
El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake.
Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.

Metra and South Shore to Millennium Station. 

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