History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Figures

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace & Museum

The Hemingway Birthplace Home is a good place for students to begin to explore the roots of the author's life and art. The nearby Museum has rare photos and artifacts that delve into the author's life and literary work. 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. Cook County. Tel: 708-848-2222. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Douglas Tomb

636 East 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616. 312-225-2620. This park is the site of the burial place of statesman Stephen Arnold Douglas. The inside of the monument holds bronze allegorical figures, reliefs of American progress, and a sarcophagus containing the Senator’s remains. Free.