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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chicago History Museum

Museums are something my kids enjoy because it's educational and keeps them away from the sun and heat, LOL. I had no idea how close the museum was from Lincoln Park but come to realize it was pretty darn close to where we parked. It was just a 10 minute walk.
After sweating my butt off at Lincoln Park in this scorching summer heat, it was refreshing to be indoor where the temperature is cool and under control.
If I remember correctly, the admission fees were $12 per person and kids 12 and under are free.

So here's a peak at what you will find inside the museum...

Here's a close up picture of an ID tag slaves were wearing back in the days slavery was allowed.

Slaves caught trying to escape were punished by wearing this collar, which makes it impossible for them to escape.

Here is an amputation tool kit used during the Civil War.

Here are things people brought with them to the Civil War.

Cellphone...then and now...See the difference? hehe.

What a pretty dress! It dates back to the early 1900. Looks like it would take a long time to make.

This Playboy custome was created in 1972. Measurement of the model was 37.5, 23, 32, 5'2 tall and 98 lbs. All I gotta say is %&#@!!!! that's only half of me, smh.

There was an intereresting exhibit about magic! We even got a close up magic show. Couldn't help myself but pose for this picture. I've always wanted to be levitated.

Ahhh the secret is revealed! I've always wanted to know how they stick swords in that box without killing whoever is inside. The swords are angled at the corners of the box.

That's a pretty good optical illusion!
There's plenty to see and learn inside the museum. I was too tired to take much interest in anything so I just took a bunch of pictures.
Do you like museums? If so, which one have you visited and enjoyed?

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1 comment:

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