Chicago History Museum, at the s. end of Lincoln Park at 1601 N. Clark St. at jct. North Ave., houses the first museum and library in the city. Its collection of more than 22 million items includes prints and photographs; architectural drawings, photographs and models as well as building fragments; paintings and sculpture; books and other published materials; more than 50,000 rotating costume and textile artifacts; decorative and industrial arts such as stained glass, furniture and pottery; and archives of oral histories, film and video.
A 45-minute audio tour, available in either English or Spanish, also is included.
Special events are held throughout the year. Guided neighborhood walking tours as well as tours by bus, boat, trolley, “L” train and bicycle also are offered.