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Educational Exposition

Educators, by nature, love to share their work and “collaboratively use” others’ work in a never-ending effort to stay at the top of their game. This point is true today, and it was true in 1893 during the Chicago Columbian Exposition, particularly in the Catholic Educational Exhibit. 677 more words

More Route 66 food history:  the real Aunt Jemima

Last time, we introduced the game of Six Degrees of Daniel Burnham (eat your heart out, Kevin Bacon!) while discussing Chicago cuisine. It’s time for Round 2, this time with someone who appeared at the 1893… 1,635 more words


History Senryū 8 Sep 2015

Winning hearts and minds

Is most effective early

“Pledge of Allegiance”


Inside our museum - Stereoscopes and stereographs

The objects of the week could be seen as the 18oos version of 3D movies at IMAX theatres. Stereoscopes and the accompanying stereographs (stereo view + photographs) were used for entertainment and educational purposes from the 1830’s until the 1920s. 929 more words


Route 66 activities:  CAF’s The Devil in the White City tour

The Chicago Architecture Foundation tours are one of the best things you can do if you‘re visiting the city. In fact, Trip Advisor, the formidable travel website, gives the CAF tours its Certificate of Excellence. 3,065 more words

Route 66

The White City

It’s no secret that I love Chicago. And one of the many events I love about it is the annual Printers Row Book Fair (sure, it’s called the Lit Fest now, but that doesn’t sound as nice, does it?). 1,106 more words

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