Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 6 — Visit 9 Museums in Your Underpants
Apr16

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 6 — Visit 9 Museums in Your Underpants

It’s been a lot of years since the average Chicago family could afford to visit one of the big-name hometown museums.  With lunch, transportation, and parking, taking a family of four for an afternoon of culture can easily cost more than a car payment.    Since this is a quarantine, and not a vacation, we can’t Amtrak it down to Saint Louis, where world-class museums are free. So what’s an average...

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Chicago’s Columbian Exposition Comes to Life at the Field Museum
Dec10

Chicago’s Columbian Exposition Comes to Life at the Field Museum

Springtime in 1893 was not an optimistic period in the United States. Bank failures and a run on the gold supply combined to create the country’s worst economic depression. It didn’t seem like the greatest time to open a massive world’s fair, either. But that’s exactly what took place on May 1, over 630 acres in Jackson Park in what had been a swamp. The Columbian Exposition ran through October 31 and was a huge success, welcoming 25...

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