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Opening day at Field Museum, with crowds coming from train station, 1921
Opening day at Field Museum, with crowds coming from the train station, 1921. Photo courtesy of Field Museum

Field Museum

The Field Museum of Chicago, one of Chicago's cultural icons, is home to 21 million objects in the Museum's cultural, archeological, botanical, zoological and geological collections. The museum hosts 1.5 million visitors annually, and makes significant contributions to Chicago and Illinois public schools.

Originally submitted by: Danny K. Davis, Representative (7th District).



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