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Kiwanis Sponsor Music Exhibit

Kiwanis Sponsor Music Exhibit

The Children's Hands-On Museum of NW Illinois is thrilled to receive an award from the Lincoln-Douglas Kiwanis for sponsorship of the music exhibit in their museum. The music room will include new instruments as well as exploration of sound from various avenues of...

Met Life Provides Painters

Met Life Provides Painters

Volunteers from MetLife came over several days to paint at CHOM. We are almost done, except for new walls that need to be plastered. This area is so blessed with MetLife back in full force in Freeport!

Northwest Illinois Audubon Donates Panels

Check out the latest donation we received from the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society. These are the paneled “Our Changing Woodlands” murals from the old Oakdale Nature Center. Slight restoration will be done before the installation is complete. Juliet Moderow,...

New Permanent Location Coming Early 2019!

New Permanent Location Coming Early 2019!

On October 27, CHOM received the keys for a new, permanent location at Lincoln Mall in Freeport. Way back in the day these locations were Stone’s Hallmark and Payless Shoes. Renovations have already begun, including cutting a hole in the wall to join the two store...