Booth Hours: Monday-Saturday • Free Admission • 10am-6pm

Recordings by Appointment: Thursdays, 12-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm

Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor North

Chicago Cultural Center  >  StoryCorps®


StoryCorps will be Closed on Friday, August 10th


A family participating in StoryCorps at the Chicago Cultural Center

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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 


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Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center
1st Floor North
78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

FREE Admission

Building Hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
  • Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Closed Holidays

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