Time Out says
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.
Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St
at North Ave
Mon, Wed–Sat 9:30am–4:30pm; Tue 9:30am–9pm; Sun noon–5pm
El: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22, 36, 72, 73.
$14; seniors and students $12; members, kids 12 and under free
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