CHICAGO | The Chicago History Museum was founded in 1856 to study and interpret Chicago’s history and is a must visit for anyone looking to learn more about the history of Chicago. The museum showcases important events and people throughout Chicago’s history in a thematic and chronological order to help drive the story from Chicago’s past to its present.
There are a number of permanent and temporary exhibits for visitors to explore, which showcase just a fraction of the museum’s 22 million holdings. Lincoln’s Chicago features portraits of Lincoln’s contemporaries with lithograph views of Chicago created in the 1860s, and shows what the city was like when Lincoln was rising to prominence. Chicago: Crossroads of America, is one of the largest exhibits, and features over 600 objects from Chicago’s history that help visitors explore Chicago’s development and its influence on American history.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark Street
Telephone: 312 642 4600