(as of 3/12)

StoryCorps® is Closed at this time


Booth Hours: Monday—Saturday • 10am–6pm

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

Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor North

Free Admission

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A family participating in StoryCorps at the Chicago Cultural Center (click on image to enlarge)


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. Eight to ten weeks after your session, you'll receive a digital download of your interview. With your permission, a copy will be archived at the Library of Congress.

Select 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 sent to the participants 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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78 E. Washington St.
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