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CHOM Announcement

CHOM Announcement

CHOM ANNOUNCEMENT The CHOM board of directors would like to thank Sarah Flashing for her role as executive director over the past couple of years. As CHOM transitions back to a completely volunteer run organization, the days and hours that the museum is open will be...

Volunteer of the Month: Mary Ware

Volunteer of the Month: Mary Ware

Special thanks to Mary Ware for her hard work and commitment to the mission of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois. Thank you to Culver’s of Freeport for their recognition of the work of CHOM and sponsoring this program each month to say thank you to our volunteers!

Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

CHOM is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator, recruits volunteers, provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within CHOM.  Must be able to work on site Wednesday through...

Volunteer of the Month: Diane Simmer

Volunteer of the Month: Diane Simmer

Special thanks to Pam Watter for her hard work and commitment to the mission of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois. Thank you to Culver’s of Freeport for their recognition of the work of CHOM and sponsoring this program each month to say thank you to our volunteers!

Did You Know? Children Learn Through Play

Did You Know? Children Learn Through Play

"We need to consider that young children learn in quite different ways [than adults]. They learn by comparing physical experiences, by interactions with other people and their own feelings. And they learn an enormous amount through their imagination.... Play is what...

From the CHOM President: April 2019

From the CHOM President: April 2019

CHOM is a hand’s-on, play-based children’s museum located in Freeport, IL. With 15 interactive exhibits, CHOM is an ideal destination for family and school visits, and birthday parties too. CHOM is a nonprofit organization and opened it’s doors on March 22, 2019....

CHOM Needs Your Help!

CHOM Needs Your Help!

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois in serving the children and adults of our region. CHOM has adult and youth volunteer opportunities that accommodate a wide variety of interests and availabilities.

Donation from Golden K

Donation from Golden K

The Golden K Kiwanis presented a $1,000 donation to the Children's Hands-On Museum (CHOM) of Northwest Illinois. Shown below (left to right) are Mike Reichert (VP Golden K Kiwanis), Gwynne French (Public Relations CHOM), Shirley Jordan (VP CHOM), Susan Walt (Treasurer...

Buy Your Tickets Today For Our Second Annual Frosty Ball

Buy Your Tickets Today For Our Second Annual Frosty Ball

Children’s Hands-On Museum of NW Illinois is hosting its Second Annual Frosty Ball at Grand River Hall on January 26, 2019. Gathering hour for this formal event is 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 7:00 followed by music and dancing. The dessert bar is not to be missed. A...