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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Chicago Museums

Chicago Museums

Museums in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area has nearly 10 million people. Often referred to as the architecture capital of the United States, in terms of the economy, Chicago is considered one of the important business centres globally.

Chicago’s Museums

Chicago Museums

  • City:                       Chicago
  • Country:               United States
  • State:                     Illinois
  • Settled:                 1780s
  • Incorporated:       As a Town – 1833
  • Incorporated:       As a City – 1837
  • Named:                Shikaakwa (wild onion or wild garlic) – Native American Language
  • Population:          City – 2.7 million; Metro – 10 million

Chicago

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” Well done is better than well said.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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Photo Credit: By Allen McGregor [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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