After months of waiting, I finally went to the Chicago History Museum this weekend. The Special Exhibit on Race is ending so even though it was a rainy morning, my daughter, her fiancé and I went when it opened. I did enjoy the whole museum, but the exhibit on race was all that I expected and more. “It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community, strength, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression.”
Scroll to the bottom to see some pictures from the museum!
Favorite Part: Race: Are We So Different? Exhibit.
Where did I hear about it? I have never heard of the Chicago History Museum before although my daughter told me that she went on a field trip there once. A few months ago though, I started seeing posts on social media about the Race Exhibit, which intrigued me. It has been on my to do list ever since. I finally made it a priority since the Race Exhibit was ending this weekend.
Did it hold my attention? Yes, there were so many different exhibits to see in addition to the one on race. There were interactive ones like playing a guitar, doing sound mixing, climbing on an old fashioned bike as well as learning so much about the history of Chicago.
Did I connect with it on an emotional level? I am not really much of a museum person. Except for Art Galleries, I usually go once and that is enough, but I really enjoyed discovering facts about the city that I have called home since I was 14 years old.
Did I think about it or talk about it later? I am so glad that I went and have thought a lot about it. As I looked through my pictures today, I wish that I had taken even more.
Would I attend or return to it again? I will definitely watch for other Special Exhibits to return. I would love to see one on the Obama’s. I also did not see the The Great Chicago Adventure Show since the next show time wasn’t for an hour when we were leaving.
3 Stars1=bad, 2=good 3=great: So much fun and informative.
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