StoryCorps in Chicago
Preserve a record of this time for history, and have it preserved in the Library of Congress. While our StoryBooth at the Chicago Cultural Center is currently closed, it’s now possible to record a conversation with a loved one remotely in our “virtual recording booth.” You’ll be joined by a trained StoryCorps facilitator, who will guide you step-by-step.
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What to Expect
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 [email protected].
About Our StoryBooth
Remote Office Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00pm – 6:00pm
Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change. This includes major holidays.
Remote Recordings by Appointment
Thursdays: 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Please note that the StoryCorps Chicago StoryBooth and the Chicago Cultural Center remain closed at this time due to the pandemic. Appointments are remote only.
After more than eight years in the region, StoryCorps Chicago will close operations in September 2021. Learn more here, and sign up for our email list above for updates on how to look back with us on our time in Chicago.
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 www.millenniumgarages.com 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.
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 www.transitchicago.com or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).