Millions of Artifacts One Amazing Museum
2014 is your chance to see six collection treasures that would rarely be on display. Whether you’re interested in Lincoln, corrupt aldermen, or Babe Ruth, Unexpected Chicago has something for you. The smallest donation helps share our beloved city's history with the world. Support the Museum's collection to ensure that it is here for generations to come.
On display from September through October
Dental tools used by Dr. Charles S. Williams
Dr. Williams trained numerous black dental professionals from around the nation during the Jim Crow era. His dental office was located in Bronzeville.> Support the collection
On display from November through December
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sprang to life in 1939. Chicagoan Robert Lewis May (1905-76) created the beloved children’s story as a holiday promotion for his employer, Montgomery Ward and Company. This original copy is signed by both May and illustrator Denver Gillen.> Support the collection