September 17, 2017

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The American Writers Museum | Pictures of the Week

A number of librarians made time during the ALA 2017 conference in Chicago last week to stop in at 180 Michigan Avenue, the home of the American Writers Museum. The museum, which opened its doors to the public in May, hosts a number of exhibits, including interactive stations that would be equally at home in a library. See the photos below for some of our favorite spots.

An homage to the typewriter at the American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL. all photos by D. Grabarek

Exploring the “Mind of a Writer” at the American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL.

 

The Children’s Literature Gallery, American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL.

The Children’s Literature Gallery, American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL

Entrance to the Jack Kerouac Room, which hosts the typewritten scroll manuscript of On the Road. American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL.

An interactive exhibit at the American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL. Behind each author’s information is a related artifact.

“A Timeline of American Literature,” American Writers Museum, Chicago, IL.

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