Chicago History Museum Announce Final Four Themes For Crowdsourced Exhibit Competition

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 10, 2013 3:30PM

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Voting is now open for the final four themes in the Chicago History Museum’s “Chicago History Bowl” crowdsourced exhibit competition.

The four themes are:

- Prohibition: Bootleggers, gangsters, and speakeasies were the talk of the town during the roaring 1920s in Chicago.
- Chicago Authors: Ernest Hemingway, Michael Crichton, and many more famous writers hailed from Chicago.
- Neighborhoods: Chicago is called “the city of neighborhoods” for a reason; each area rich in culture and steeped in history.
- Architecture: Innovative architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, amongst many others, envisioned iconic buildings all across the city.

Voting is open through Dec. 15 at the Chicago History Museum website and at NBC Chicago's Chicago History Bowl Facebook page. All Chicagoans are encouraged to vote for their favorite but folks 18 and over will be entered for the chance to win a weekend for two at the Palmer House Hilton and a year-long membership to the Chicago History Museum.

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