The Chicago Museum of History has only two floors. It's not a big place and has plenty of exhibits. The city, which had been burned down by a fire in one third of its main urban area, now seems to be largely benefiting from that fire, which has led to urban renewal and reconstruction. If you walk around a circle, you will unconsciously think that this is such a magnificent city - in fact, it is an excellent expression of curatorial ability.
Visit the Chicago Museum of History. Tickets are 19 dollars. Chicago's history must mention big fires. The fire lasted three days from October 8 to 10, 1871. Three hundred people died, nine square kilometres were burned and 100,000 people were homeless. Economic losses amounted to $220 million.
The Chicago Historical Museum was founded in 1856, a very historical year, politically speaking, because the Whig Party collapsed over the slavery issue (the fugitive slave act, et.al.) and Abraham Lincoln and other disenchanted Whigs founded the Republican Party in Ripon, Wisconsin. When you visit the Chicago Historical Museum, you will learn that Lincoln parlayed an appearance at the first Republican Convention in Chicago to cobble together enough votes to win the 1860 Republican Party Presidential Nomination. Thus, Chicago played a prominent role in Lincoln's subsequent election to the American Presidency. Aside from the Lincoln angle, there is a wealth of information and some really interesting exhibits about the history of Chicago. The museum is top-notch, and is the place to go to learn about Chicago.
This museum shows the history of Chicago City from the first arrival to today, mainly the most important historical fragments. It also shows the famous people who used to live in Chicago. A lot of animations and pictures impress you. Entrance ticket prices are also good value for money
Chicago has been one of the most important cities in the US for much of its history. It has played an important role in the colonization and expansion into the west, then with industrialization. It has played a vital role in many industries including meat packing, construction, aerospace, and more. This museum is dedicated to the history of Chicago and its role overall in American History. A definite must see for the history buff
The Chicago History Museum is a museum that introduces Chicago's history, preserves and protects the remains of Chicago's major events. Near Lincoln Park, the exhibition is not very large. History museums in the United States pay more attention to the relics and remains of some important events in social life, as well as people's clothing, food, shelter and transportation in different periods. The Chicago Museum of History collects historical relics of Chicago, introducing Chicago's city-building and the famous Chicago fire; clothing and textiles, decorative arts and industrial arts, fine arts, prints and photographs of Chicago in various periods; and portraits of some Chicago celebrities from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. There are special children's districts.
The Chicago History Museum is for more than just school kids on field trips. Learn more about the Windy City while wandering through exhibits that cover everything from Fort Dearborn to the Chicago Fire. World's Fair fans shouldn't miss the diorama room, with scaled down models of the White City, as well as the current exhibition, "Siam: The Queen and the White City."
Certainly worth while. A nice tike travel and lots of information about the city's history. Time and miney well spent for families and individuals.