After lunch at Pret-A-Manger, we took Uber to Chicago History Museum. On the way there, we heard helicopter hovering in the sky. The Uber driver told us that it meant something bad had happened.
Chicago History Museum was formerly known as Chicago History Society. It was rebuilt after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Here are some of the exhibits in the museum.
Interesting steering wheel made with chains.
Passengers waiting to board a rail car.
A model of Fort Dearborn.
Chicago’s history. Checagou is Miami and Illinois word for the wild onion plant that grew in the marshes along the lake Michigan.
A section is dedicated to the mail order where Montgomery Ward and Richard Sears were successful in selling goods through catalogs to rural customers with limited access to manufactured goods.
Crate & Barrel is another successful retailer of Chicago.
Some of the products that originate from Chicago.
Including the Weber BBQ Grill, …
…, and birth control pills.
Opera costume worn in “Carmen” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1959.
World’s Columbian Expo in 1893, featuring the first Ferris wheel.
The Great Chicago Fire, 1871.