Chicago History Museum

This museum explores the history of Chicago from the time of Lincoln through the 20th century. Chicago: Crossroads of America has something for everybody with artifacts, dioramas, and stories about the city’s history. Visitors can see a Pioneer Locomotive, paintings, vintage clothes, toys, historical documents, and much more as they learn about the city’s history, culture, and challenges. A new exhibit, The Secret Lives of Objects, features items that were witness to history. Field trip topics for schools include the 1893 World’s Fair, with a mapping exercise and analysis of objects and photos, and Facing Freedom, which explores the history of activism.
Contact Info
Address: 1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614. Cook County. Tel: 312-642-4600. Website: Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9:30AM-4:30PM, Tues. 9:30AM-7:30PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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