Chicago History Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums
The museum in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is filled with compelling exhibits about the city's history and the addition of Vivian Maier: In Color is another reason to visit this fall. The... Read More
The museum in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood is filled with compelling exhibits about the city's history and the addition of Vivian Maier: In Color is another reason to visit this fall. The exhibit features a new collection of many never-before seen images by the world-renowned photographer who worked as a nanny for Chicago families and took photos of the city's people and places as a hobby. Following her death in 2009, her prints, 100,000 negatives, and a thousand or so rolls of undeveloped film were discovered in an abandoned storage locker and the world came to know this talented woman. This exhibit features more than 65 color images from the 1950s-1970s; film clips made by Maier; and sound bites featuring Maier's voice. Also this fall, the Museum's long awaited exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, opens October 8, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire through themes of resilience and equity.
- Things to Do in Fall: "Park at 1730 N. Stockton for validated parking, just a two-minute walk from the Museum."
- Family-Friendly Museums: "The Chicago History Museum is easy to navigate and the location, adjacent to Lincoln Park, is perfect for pre or post museum fun."
- Museums: "Public parking is available one block away for a lower fee with museum entry. Check website for location and details."
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: The two newest exhibits at the Chicago History Museum and its location near many restaurants and Lincoln Park, make a fall outing complete.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Get an overview of the city's past, including the stories behind its famous events, characters, buildings and institutions.
- Best for Museums Because: Why is Chicago called "The Windy City?" You'll learn to the answer to this question and more at the Chicago History Museum.