Ah, Chicago! The Windy City! City of Big Shoulders! Millennium Park and the “Bean”! The Art Institute, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum! Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile!
And soon – the American Writers Museum!
It was recently announced that the proposed American Writers Museum has leased space at 180 North Michigan Avenue for its early 2017 opening. The location, just a few steps away from the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park, and across the river from the Wrigley Building, is considered one of the most bustling blocks in this vibrant city.
Folks, this museum sounds like it’s going to be amazing! Just listen to this news from the press release:
The museum’s themed galleries, interactive exhibits, educational programs, and special events will change regularly to continually surprise and engage visitors of all ages. They will come face-to-face with great writers using their zip codes in Writers Hall; accompany roving writers such as Kerouac and Steinbeck on their literary travels; and “visit” writers’ homes and fictional sites, such as “Tara,” “Cannery Row,” and “The House of the Seven Gables” in Nation of Writers. Exhibits such as The Mind of a Writer, A Writer’s Room, and Word Play will de-mystify famed writers’ lives and methodologies and invite visitor creativity with games and other immersive offerings.
If you want to see the Museum’s digital design plans, a quick video introduction to its mission and purpose, and stay abreast of the most current news on the Museum’s development (and to donate, if you feel so moved), check out the Museum’s website at http://americanwritersmuseum.org/
Okay, everyone together: ROAD TRIP!!!