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StoryCorps in Chicago

StoryCorps in Chicago

StoryCorps Connect is a new, public platform that allows anyone, anywhere to record an interview with a loved one remotely and preserve it in the Library of Congress. Get started here.

StoryCorps is pleased to partner with the Chicago Cultural Center and WBEZ 91.5 FM to record, share, and preserve the stories of communities in Chicago.

Note that StoryCorps has paused public recording operations at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a representative from an organization interested in partnering with StoryCorps Chicago using our remote recording tools, get in touch at

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StoryBooth Location

Chicago Cultural Center • 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

Booth Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change. This includes major holidays.

Recordings by appointment:
Thursday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. These community partnerships are free of charge. StoryCorps conversations celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Conversations can be recorded in any language.

To learn more about the benefits of community partnership and our partner criteria contact

Parking & Accessibility

Parking is not available at the Chicago Cultural Center.

You can park in Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages for convenient access to the Cultural Center. These garages do charge a parking fee.

For more information or directions for any of these parking garages, visit or call 312.616.0600.

The wheelchair accessible entrance of the Chicago Cultural Center is located at street level at Garland Court, near the Randolph Street entrance.

Wheelchairs for use in the Chicago Cultural Center are available upon request on a first come, first served basis. Upon arrival, please ask the security officer on duty in the lobby for assistance.

Public Transportation

The Chicago Cultural Center is easily accessible by both Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains and Metra’s commuter rail lines.

By train: Brown, Purple, Orange, Green, Pink line stop is Washington & Wabash. Blue and Red line stop is Washington, walk 2 blocks east.

By bus: # 3, 4, 6, 124, 147,151, or 157 or J14, Michigan/Washington or Michigan/Randolph.

By Metra: Metra Electric District and South Shore Line stop at Millennium Station (Michigan Ave. between South Water & Randolph St).

For more detailed information, you can go to or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).

What to Expect

For great tips on how to prepare for your recording, visit our What to Expect page. We also have a list of Great Questions you can use in your interview.

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