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Arts & Museums
An amalgamation of the Romanesque and the Georgian styles of architecture has resulted into the Lake County Courthouse. It was built in 1878 by J. C. Cochran of Chicago, Illinois. This beautiful structure often referred lovingly as the "Grand Old Lady," now features a museum, restaurant, shops, a ballroom, Chamber of Commerce and City Court. It is one of the most visited sites in town.
This gallery features the works of more than 100 regional artists in a variety of media.
Located in the Center for the Arts at Valparaiso University, this museum is open to the public. The collection at this museum includes more than 1,600 works by American and European artists including prints, paintings, photography, sculptures, and religious art.
This museum features Native American, pioneer, Victorian, and 20th century artifacts and vintage photographs detailing the history of this Duneland community from the Ice Age to the present.
Art school and gallery featuring the works of local artists including oils, pastels, water colors, acrylics, jewelry, and ceramics. Weekly classes and spring/summer workshops taught by artists from around the country are available.
This center offers displays, self guided tour brochures and video presentations about Pullman, the country's first planned industrial community. Exhibits include "Pullman: The Man, The Car, The Company, The Model Town, The Strike, The Landmark Community in Chicago." The foundation also operates the Pullman Historic Landmark District Hotel Florence Restaurant & Museum, named for George Pullman's daughter.
Students of labor, civil and human rights history will be fascinated with this exhibit located in the historic Pullman District. The gallery is named in honor of Asa Philip Randolph and the Pullman Porters, who together formed the first African-American labor union in the country. A fine collection of well-preserved photographs and memorabilia serve to illustrate and commemorate a milestone in American history.
A museum in the southern side of Chicago, it is the first and only African American children’s museum in the country. It was founded in the year 1998 and moved to its current location in the year 2008. It was founded by retired public school teacher, Peggy Montes, with a mission to serve children between ages three and nine. It is named after the neighborhood in Chicago with a large concentration of settlement of African Americans.
The World War II had its fair share of brave heroes and captured ships. Each boat has a story to tell and German submarine U-505 is no exception to this. This German submarine was secretly lurking along the West African coast to destroy the Allied and American warships. It's mission was interrupted owing to the attack of USS Chatelain ( USA warship ); the mass destruction stint of U-505 came to an end. Once, the war was over, U-505 was docked in Portsmouth Navy Yard; she was later donated to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The relocation was a Herculean task, however it was successfully installed at the museum. Visitors can take a guided tour of it, the question and answer session at the end of the tour proves to be informative and interesting. U-505 is a perfect installation for all those who love history especially pertaining to World Wars.
This museum makes science fun with interactive, educational exhibits that stretch the imagination. Spend time in a 16-foot (4.8-meter) heart as you learn about how yours works. Find out how technology has influenced history by stepping back in time on "Yesterday's Main Street." Watch action-packed films in the museum's giant-screen Omnimax Theatre or take a ride down a coal mine. And don't leave without picking up some great souvenirs at The Big Idea museum shop. Omnimax requires additional fee. Parking available in underground garage.
While the name Lorado Taft has faded, his works, including "The Fountain of Time," continue to impress after more than a century. Founded in 1906, this historic site is where Taft, an Illinois native and world-renowned artist, created several monumental, heroic sculptures. The studio was also a spawning ground for aspiring artists Taft instructed until his death in 1936. It is still used as a teaching haven for artists, and has been an official landmark since 1993.
The Oriental Institute Museum allows you to travel to distant and ancient civilizations without leaving Chicago. Part of the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, the Institute Museum features outstanding anthropological and archaeological exhibits about the early human civilizations that developed in the East. Visitors can reflect on man's accomplishments as they examine rare artifacts from historic nations including Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran and Palestine. Afterwards, browse the "Suq" (Arabic for "market") for Eastern finds and unusual gifts. Guided group tours and workshops are available. Photography is permitted in the museum and galleries. Photographs can also be ordered from the photographic archives. Admission is donation based, with a suggested USD10 for adults and USD5 for children 12 and under.