CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM PROGRAMS
ADA Rights, Responsibilities, and Effective Leadership
Speaker presentation followed by small group discussion, networking and opportunity to tour the audio described, “Access for All – Tom Olin’s Photographs of the Disability Rights Movement” exhibit. Olin captured powerful moments from the movement and in nineteen photographs sheds lights on the disability community’s quest for equality and inclusion that culminated in the landmark passing of the ADA in July 1990.
ADA 25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT
As a part of the ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project, the Chicago History Museum plans to develop a descriptive tour of their main exhibition, Chicago: Crossroads of America. The tour would be loosely scripted, allowing for flexibility based on audience interest and questions, and delivered by CHM’s dedicated corps of docents. CHM aims to test a pilot program in November 2015, and revise to hold monthly beginning in January 2016. CHM plans to continue to offer the monthly tour of Crossroads, and hope to expand to include descriptive tours of special exhibitions.
ABOUT CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Their ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.