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American Writers Museum, Chicago

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The American Writers Museum:

- Educates the public about American writers – past and present

- Engages visitors to the Museum in exploring the many exciting worlds created by the spoken and written word

- Enriches and deepens appreciation for good writing in all its forms

- Inspires people of all ages and from all walks of life to discover, or rediscover, a love of reading and writing

-Through innovative and dynamic state-of- the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, The American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes and inspires the public. We invite you to visit us, and experience American literature in a new, unique way!
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  • Went there with college aged granddaughter..,,it was unique and special. We loved it, quiet and so informative. 
    Went there with college aged granddaughter..,,it was unique and special. We loved it, quiet and so informative.  more »
  • Absolutely loved the museum! I went on a Sunday morning and had the whole place to myself. Most of the museum is interactive and I spent about an hour there but there are plenty of spots to pick up a....  more
    Absolutely loved the museum! I went on a Sunday morning and had the whole place to myself. Most of the museum is interactive and I spent about an hour there but there are plenty of spots to pick up a....  more »
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  • Somehow I got lucky enough to visit during the inaugural American Writer's Festival. The exhibits were informative, interactive, and overall a wonderful exhibit. They had several speakers throughout the day in-person and online streaming their presentations or live Q&A. I'm not sure if this is normally the case, but while I was there they had the festival split in two museums, the American Writers Museum and Design Museum of Chicago, so you got to enter both for free. Overall had a fun time and highly recommend to my fellow bookworms.
  • Their exhibits perfectly capture the essence of the writers they feature. They also have typewriters for you to use. I've never typed on one before and it was an unforgettable experience. I definitely would recommend going here. They have discounts for students and educators.

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