Past Event

Live Storytelling in Calumet Park

Inspired by the popular That Belongs in a Museum series, the Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design free live storytelling event invites you to bring an object with a story from your home and share it with your community (and maybe even the city as a whole).

The set-up is simple: pick something from your home that reflects your personal style, culture, and/or history and come share it and your story. Learn more about your object courtesy of our expert commentators, City of Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson and exhibition designers Parsons & Charlesworth.

We’ll document the object and your story, and it will travel with the exhibition from site to site before ending up at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Refreshments will be provided.

More about Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design

Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design, produced by Illinois Humanities, is a free traveling museum exhibition that explores and celebrates everyday Chicagoans’ influence on art and design in the city. Travelling across Chicago’s Cultural Centers, the exhibition tells the stories of 5 people, the homes they’ve made uniquely their own, and the rich design and architectural history of their neighborhoods.

Learn more about the exhibit at or contact Paul Durica at