Have you ever wondered how museum exhibits are selected and who gets to pick them? Usually it’s an inside job but The Chicago History Museum has opened the process up to the public with the Chicago History Bowl.
Earlier this year The Chicago History Museum invited Chicagoans to submit their ideas for a future exhibition at the Museum. The top 16 ideas have now been selected and have been put together on a ballot on the Museum’s website. The bracket-style tournament/ballot, the Chicago History Bowl, wants to know what you’d like to see at the Museum.
Voting begins today on the website.
Vote for one option in each competing group. The top 16 ideas have been placed in categories based on their similarity in the list below. To vote (and also have a chance to win a two-night stay at the Palmer House) click here.
Chicago Authors vs. Chicago in Pop Culture
Food & Drink vs. Music
Prohibition Era/ Roaring 1920s vs. Sports
The Great Chicago Fire vs. Weather
Chicago’s Women vs. Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Labor & Industry vs. Neighborhoods
Architecture vs. Lake Michigan/Chicago River
Marshall Field’s vs. Transportation
For more information about this initiative and other Chicago History Museum programs and exhibitions, visit Chicago History Museum or call 312-642-4600.
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