Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Writers museum in Chicago sets opening date" from the Chicago Tribune
The American Writers Museum, a long-gestating new Chicago institution, has set an opening date of May 16, the museum announced Tuesday.
Located at 180 N. Michigan Ave., the museum will celebrate authors from Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss, it said in a release, and has signed on 55 writers’ homes and museums around the country as affiliates. Adult admission will be $12.
The 11,000-square-foot, second-floor museum is calling some of its exhibits The Mind of a Writer, A Writer’s Room, and Word Play. One feature will allow visitors to follow the travels of such peripatetic authors as Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck.
The idea was sparked and fueled by Malcolm O'Hagan, a retired engineer and book enthusiast. O’Hagan is an Irish native who spent 15 years as president of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
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