Not so long ago this vibrant museum was the stodgy ol' Chicago Historical Society, which let you cull through thousands of archived photographs and curio. Well, that library still exists, but joining it are several permanent and temporary exhibits, the largest of which is "Chicago: Crossroads of America," a treasure trove of historical objects, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn. Other exhibits include “Sensing Chicago” (kids swarm around the giant Chicago hot dog) and revolving displays showing off one of the world's largest costume collections.
Chicago History Museum
|Venue name:||Chicago History Museum||Contact:|
1601 N Clark St
|Cross street:||at North Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||El: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22,36,72.|
|Price:||$14; seniors and students $12; members, kids 12 and under free|
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"Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography"
In 1942, photographer Jack Delano documented America's railroads and rail workers as the nation entered World War II. Of the 3000 images that he captured, almost two-thirds were taken in the U.S.'s rail hub—Chicago. "Railroaders" displays some of Delano's...History Until Mon August 10th 2015 FreeRead more1601 N Clark St Chicago Chicago
"Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile"
The Chicago History Museum documents the transformation of Michigan Avenue into a fashion destination with its latest exhibition, incorporating 20 ensembles featuring work by designers like Gianni Versace, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto and Chanel....Until Sun August 16th 2015 FreeRead more1601 N Clark St Chicago Chicago
ChicaGO 24: A Taste of History Tours
Explore Chicago's history through food and drink at the Chicago History Museum's ChicaGO 24 event. Over 24 hours, there will be five food and drink related tours featuring coffee, the Chicago fire, the history of the hot dog and more. Each tour varies...Sat May 9th 2015 - Sat May 9th 2015 FreeRead more1601 N Clark St Chicago Chicago