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THE FREEDOM MUSEUM “ Freedom is not a fact, it’s a struggle ” a creation of the mccormick foundation
THE McCORMICK FOUNDATION <ul><li>Colonel   Robert R. McCormick </li></ul><ul><li>Journalist, Politician,  </li></ul><ul><l...
THE McCORMICK FOUNDATION <ul><li>Direction : “The Colonel” directed that his wealth be used for charitable and educational...
MISSION <ul><li>The McCormick Freedom Museum  seeks to inspire visitors to better understand freedom and value the role th...
ABOUT THE MUSEUM <ul><li>2005 Survey : The First Amendment vs. The Simpsons  </li></ul><ul><li>Opened : April 11, 2006 in ...
PERMANENT EXHBITS
PERMANENT EXHIBITS
ADD YOUR VOICE “  What does freedom mean to you?  ” “  You be the judge. ”
EDUCATION / OUTREACH <ul><li>Teacher Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Online Teacher Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Servic...
WEB-UCATION
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Understand  Your  Rights Get  Involved Question   Your Government Create  a  Dialogue Challenge   Your  I...
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The Freedom Museum

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An overview of the now &quot;mobile&quot; only Freedom Museum.

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  1. 1. THE FREEDOM MUSEUM “ Freedom is not a fact, it’s a struggle ” a creation of the mccormick foundation
  2. 2. THE McCORMICK FOUNDATION <ul><li>Colonel Robert R. McCormick </li></ul><ul><li>Journalist, Politician, </li></ul><ul><li>“ Citizen-Solider”, Gentleman Farmer, </li></ul><ul><li>Businessman & Philanthropist </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE McCORMICK FOUNDATION <ul><li>Direction : “The Colonel” directed that his wealth be used for charitable and educational purposes and to promote freedom of speech and the press </li></ul><ul><li>Mission : To advance the ideals of a free, democratic society by investing in our children, communities and country </li></ul><ul><li>Team : Cantigny Park, First Division Museum, Robert R. McCormick Museum, Grant Program & The McCormick Freedom Museum </li></ul>
  4. 4. MISSION <ul><li>The McCormick Freedom Museum seeks to inspire visitors to better understand freedom and value the role the First Amendment plays in protecting freedom for future generations </li></ul>
  5. 5. ABOUT THE MUSEUM <ul><li>2005 Survey : The First Amendment vs. The Simpsons </li></ul><ul><li>Opened : April 11, 2006 in honor of the McCormick Foundation’s 50 th Anniversary </li></ul><ul><li>Housed : In the Tribune Building </li></ul><ul><li>Admission Fee : FREE (since Oct 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Museum of Ideas” + Technology Based Exhibits = No Collection </li></ul>
  6. 6. PERMANENT EXHBITS
  7. 7. PERMANENT EXHIBITS
  8. 8. ADD YOUR VOICE “ What does freedom mean to you? ” “ You be the judge. ”
  9. 9. EDUCATION / OUTREACH <ul><li>Teacher Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Online Teacher Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Service Days </li></ul><ul><li>Principal/Teacher for a Day Program </li></ul><ul><li>Web Exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>(Freedom Around the World & in Chicago) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Web-ucation” </li></ul>
  10. 10. WEB-UCATION
  11. 11. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Understand Your Rights Get Involved Question Your Government Create a Dialogue Challenge Your Ideas
  12. 12. THE FREEDOM MUSEUM

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