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 dog) and revolving displays showing off one of the world's largest costume collections.
Chicago History Museum
|Venue name:||Chicago History Museum|
1601 N Clark St
|Cross street:||at North Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun noon–5pm|
|Transport:||El stop:Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus:22,36,72.|
|Price:||$14; seniors and students $12; members, kids under 12 free|
"The 1968 Exhibit"
The title of the latest traveling exhibit to make its way to the Chicago History Museum is fairly self-explanatory. "The 1968 Exhibit" explores a year in which America was at war in Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated,...Until Sun January 4th 2015 FreeREAD MORE1601 N Clark St Chicago Chicago