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Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park explores both Chicago and American history. Exhibitions draw primarily on the museum's own collection, which numbers approximately 22 million holdings.
"Chicago: Crossroads of America" is a 16,000-square-foot space that explores the city's development and its relationship to and influence on American history. "Facing Freedom" focuses on eight American conflicts over freedom from the 1850s to the 1970s.
The Abraham Lincoln alcoves highlight the 16th president's election, his leadership during the Civil War, and his assassination.
The adjoining Portrait Gallery features an installation on Chicago during the time of Lincoln. The "Sensing Chicago" exhibition invites children to use their senses to discover the past. Chicago dioramas feature Chicago's rise from a desolate frontier outpost to the bustling city that hosted the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
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