Located at the intersection of Clark Street & North Avenue in Lincoln Park, the Chicago History Museum should be any traveler’s first stop in discovering the rich and vibrant history of Chicago. The Museum has an impressive 22 million-piece collection of historical artifacts, documents, and photographs, in addition to a world-renowned costume collection.
The Museum currently features 'Chicago: Crossroads of America' which explores the legacy of Chicago's music, art, culture, commerce, politics, and architecture. The Children's Gallery exhibition, 'Sensing Chicago,' enables young visitors to explore Chicago's history through the five senses. ‘The Secret Lives of Objects’ features artifacts that offer hints of their mysterious pasts. They may be as decadents as diamonds, as revealing as crime evidence or as perplexing as outdated modes of transportation. The Museum’s newest exhibit, ‘Chicago Authored’’ is the first-ever crowd-sourced exhibition in a new café-style space that explores a collection of diverse and inspiring works by writers, past and present.