EventsHeritage Handicrafts

Heritage Handicrafts

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Tap in to our nation's artistic heritage through hands-on art activities inspired by different periods of American history. Make a cornhusk doll inspired by Iroquois traditions, learn about enslaved potters and create your own "ugly jug" inspired art, discover the tin road from Mexico to the U.S. and create mock hojalata tinwork. Plus, find out about the 2-year whaling voyages that powered lamps across the world and create a scrimshaw carving using soap and vegetable ivory.  

Materials for the series will be available for pick-up at the Little Italy Branch one week before the first session.   

For kids 7 to 13.

How to Attend

This event takes place on Zoom. Register at least 24 hours before the event. Please register each participating child, as supplies are limited. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting.

Chicago Public Library cannot collect personal information online from kids 0 to 13. A parent or guardian’s email address must be used to register. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

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Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

Summer Learning Challenge
Suitable for:
History and Genealogy

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