Pulled from the darkened shelves and hidden crates of the Museum's collection storage rooms, we're finally getting our chance in the spotlight…and we have some pretty remarkable stories to tell.
We're from around the city, across the country, and throughout history. Some of us have survived the years unscathed, while some are proud of our hard-earned dings and dents. We all have our secrets, and together we've made history.
Stop by and see for yourself.
Access to this exhibition is included
with Museum admission
Free for children 12 and under
Monday to Saturday
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Noon to 5:00 PM
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
$9 with Museum validation
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted — complimentary for Premium members!
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Manual Cinema will bring various secrets to life through a combination of handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic motifs, and original sound effects and music.
The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.
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