Time To Edumucate Myself

Over the weekend, I participated in a reading of a play about the 1915 Eastland disaster, the details of which, I am embarrassed to admit, I knew almost nothing. I realized afterward that, despite my regular claims of knowing this city inside and out, the truth is that I’m a perfect stranger to it. While I love this town and feel that I’ve earned the right to call it my own, I know very little of its history. I wonder how many other Chicagoans would say the same thing. Probably a lot.

So I’m making a vow – right here, right now – to learn more about my city. This summer, I’m going to hit the museums — first the big guys and then the smaller, more obscure ones. Did you know that Chicago has a holographic art museum? Crazy!

3 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    I actually did know that! In fact, I’d actually stopped by and visited about 10 years ago, before I’d moved to Chicago. I was in town for something else and saw their sign and figured I’d stop in.

    10 years ago, it was small, but still pretty cool. I have no idea what their collection is like now…

  2. Loren Taylor (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 7:29 am

    wow-the holographic art museum is still around! i would also visit semi-regularly about 10 years ago when i still lived in Chicago. it seemed then that they focused on the artistic aspect of holography, as opposed to the industrial applications we’re al familar with. not surprisingly, the 3D artwork doesn’t come over well on their website:


    i’ll keep watching this space for more fun-facts about Chicago.

    Loren Taylor
    Zurich, Switzerland

  3. Chicago 2016 (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    Wow, thanks a lot for the information. I hope you keep the rest of us posted about your exploits.

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