Sunday, June 29, 2014

Write! Chicago July 12, 2014

Dear Poets,

Join us Saturday, July 12, for the next Write! Chicago event at the Chicago Historical Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago.  We plan to meet at 11 a.m. at the entrance of the museum, and depending on the number of people who attend, either have a self-guided tour or just view the exhibits individually. 

New exhibits include a photography exhibit on the nation's railroads (Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography), a photography exhibit on Urban Chicago (Vivian Maier's Chicago), and an exhibit entitled "Lincoln's Chicago."  There are also many, many permanent exhibits about the rich history of Chicago and Illinois.

A visit to the museum could inspire you to write poetry about Chicago.  Remember that there are at least 4 categories in the upcoming Poets and Patrons contest dedicated to Chicago!

The normal admission price to the museum is $14 for adults (with audio tour), $12 for seniors and students. If we have at least 10 people going, we can organize a self-guided tour and the admission price will be $2 cheaper.  If you could RSVP to Caroline Johnson at by Tuesday, July 8, that would be great.

The Chicago History Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, on the corner of Clark Street and North Avenue,1601 North Clark Street.
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Public Transportation
The Museum is easy to reach via public transportation. CTA buses 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 stop nearby. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are also located approximately one half-mile from the Museum.

Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive.