May 30th 2018

The National Public Housing Museum is thrilled to invite you to the opening of our newest exhibition, History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing on May 30th!

History Lessons features an array of ordinary objects from public housing residents which stand in for the extraordinary stories of their owners, including a championship boxing belt, a Singer sewing machine, and the leather jacket of Marion Stamps. The exhibition will also feature a newly commissioned painting by Milton Reed, an off-the-record artist that transformed the Robert Taylor Homes into dreamy landscapes.

These object are accompanied by labels written by public housing residents, created during workshops with Audrey Petty, author of High Rise Stories, and poet Nate Marshall, as well as interview-based labels conducted by historian Rich Cahan.

There is ample metered street parking surrounding our offices, as well as a public parking lot at 520 North Kingsbury Street that charges $12 per hour at the corner of Grand and Kingsbury.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring sign-language interpreters, real-time captioners, or other accommodations should contact Mark Jaeschke at 773.245.1621 or at least one week in advance of the event

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