CHOM News

Where Learning & Play Go Hand In Hand.

Volunteer of the Month: Lenora Luecke

Special thanks to Lenora Luecke 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!

CHOM Celebrates Apollo 11: 50 Years

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Join The Children's Hands-on Museum in Northwest Illinois in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing! Dive...

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

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!

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!

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.

Grand Opening: March 22, 2109!

You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of NW Illinois on Friday, March 22, 2019 at noon at Lincoln Mall, 1237 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport. The CHOM board is thrilled to be able to open a premier children’s museum for our area...

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...