Secrets…..Murder…&..Mystery at the Chicago History Museum

Ever wonder what the life an artifact had before it reached those glass cases in a museum? Perhaps it inspired an author to quill his award winning novel or an opera singer to hit the highest most … [Read more...]

The Museum of Broadcast Communications: Putting the Radio and TV back in the museum

Just last year the Museum of Broadcast Communications reopened its doors to the public in a downtown space near Google Inc. no less. The museum includes the Radio Hall of Fame and a chance to be an … [Read more...]

History Classifieds: Ladies Maid and Butler at the Driehaus House

This past holiday season saw many new additions to programs at numerous museums and historical sites throughout Chicago. One of the more interactive and historically accurate  was the Help Wanted, a … [Read more...]

Naper Settlement’s Holiday Traditions

This Christmas, Naper Settlement's Holiday Traditions tea and tour of the Martin Mitchell Victorian Mansion is stemmed in glee and in mirth of the holiday season! The costumed interpreters were jovial … [Read more...]

Magic, Mayhem, and a Museum!

Magic  the newest exhibition at the Chicago History Museum is full of talking quarters, disappearing cards, and small magicians running in every direction with wands and top hats! Who is ready to see … [Read more...]

Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Stanley Tigerman, and the Gold Coast

What does Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Stanley Tigerman have in common why they all are featured in hidden rarely known museums and exhibits in the Gold Coast. The Charnley-Perksy House was … [Read more...]

Oak Park and Ernest Hemingway—who knew right

I bet you never would have thought Ernest Hemingway had been born in Oak Park, Illinois let alone a whole museum was named after him. Frank Lloyd seems to steal Mr. Hemingway's spot light quite … [Read more...]

Evanston History Center’s New Exhibit

The Evanston History Center's temporary exhibit A Curious Patchwork of Evanston's Treasures. opened in June, 2011. The exhibit can be viewed Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with tours at 1, … [Read more...]

Museum Free Days for October 2011

Free is the place to be in October. With Autumn and cooler weather approaching kids and individuals will want some refuge from the chilly air.Head to Art Institute this month on Wednesday the 5th … [Read more...]