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An overview of the now "mobile" only Freedom Museum.

An overview of the now "mobile" only Freedom Museum.

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