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Pritzker Military Museum & Library


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104 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Pritzker Military Museum & Library

(??.? miles from you)

104 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
United States


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Why You Should Go...

*Please note, the Museum & Library will be closed until May 11, 2022, as they prepare for their next exhibit, Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War

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What happens when a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is captured? Experiences were different for each individual forced to endure capture by the enemy. Food was scarce for some; others received adequate meals, exercise, and camaraderie. Some endured long hours of work. Many were limited to just a few words for outside communication. 

From escape attempts and their consequences to the ingenuity and inventiveness of prisoners, this exhibit draws from the special collections and archives of the Museum & Library, along with never-before-seen prisoner of war materials on loan to the museum.

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Why You Should Go...

*Please note, the Museum & Library will be closed until May 11, 2022, as they prepare for their next exhibit, Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War

Most people aren’t aware of the drastic differences that exist between varying prisoner of war (POW) experiences. The camp and captor greatly determine the lifestyle and treatment these prisoners received. The Museum & Library’s upcoming exhibit, Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War, opening May 12, 2022, will address these and other aspects of life as a POW during WWII and the Vietnam War. 

What happens when a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is captured? Experiences were different for each individual forced to endure capture by the enemy. Food was scarce for some; others received adequate meals, exercise, and camaraderie. Some endured long hours of work. Many were limited to just a few words for outside communication. 

From escape attempts and their consequences to the ingenuity and inventiveness of prisoners, this exhibit draws from the special collections and archives of the Museum & Library, along with never-before-seen prisoner of war materials on loan to the museum.

What You Should Know...

Open: Closed on: Sunday, Monday

Hours: Open Now. Closes 4:00 PM

Closed

Closed

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

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Insider Info

$8 admission for seniors, students, and teachers with valid IDs. Free admission for members, children under 12, first responders, and active military personnel. Reserve affordable parking in advance through SpotHero to save up to 50%.

The Museum & Library features diverse collections, scholarly initiatives, and public programs from its flagship center in downtown Chicago to its world-class Archives & Memorial Park Center currently under construction in Somers, Wisconsin.

Located in downtown Chicago, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library aims to increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs, and national security by providing a forum to study and explore our military - past, present, and future.

Fun Facts

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located at 104 S. Michigan Ave., across from Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. There are nearby CTA subways and elevated lines, CTA bus lines (on Michigan Ave. and State St.), and Metro stations.

Members at the Member Plus level and above receive a $5 off validation for parking at Millennium Garages. The closest garages to the Museum & Library are the Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North Garage, and Grant Park South Garage. Ask the Library Assistant on the main level for validation.

Further your understanding and appreciation of the relationship between armed forces and the civilians whose freedoms they protect. All ages & interests benefit from exhibits, programs, and classes focusing on sharing diverse stories of those who served and their contributions as citizen soldiers.

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Why You Should Go...

*Please note, the Museum & Library will be closed until May 11, 2022, as they prepare for their next exhibit, Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War

Most people aren’t aware of the drastic differences that exist between varying prisoner of war (POW) experiences. The camp and captor greatly determine the lifestyle and treatment these prisoners received. The Museum & Library’s upcoming exhibit, Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War, opening May 12, 2022, will address these and other aspects of life as a POW during WWII and the Vietnam War. 

What happens when a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is captured? Experiences were different for each individual forced to endure capture by the enemy. Food was scarce for some; others received adequate meals, exercise, and camaraderie. Some endured long hours of work. Many were limited to just a few words for outside communication. 

From escape attempts and their consequences to the ingenuity and inventiveness of prisoners, this exhibit draws from the special collections and archives of the Museum & Library, along with never-before-seen prisoner of war materials on loan to the museum.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Closed on: Sunday, Monday

Hours: Open Now. Closes 4:00 PM Closed
Closed
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

How You Can Follow...

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Insider Info

$8 admission for seniors, students, and teachers with valid IDs. Free admission for members, children under 12, first responders, and active military personnel. Reserve affordable parking in advance through SpotHero to save up to 50%.

The Museum & Library features diverse collections, scholarly initiatives, and public programs from its flagship center in downtown Chicago to its world-class Archives & Memorial Park Center currently under construction in Somers, Wisconsin.

Located in downtown Chicago, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library aims to increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs, and national security by providing a forum to study and explore our military - past, present, and future.

Fun Facts

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located at 104 S. Michigan Ave., across from Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. There are nearby CTA subways and elevated lines, CTA bus lines (on Michigan Ave. and State St.), and Metro stations.

Members at the Member Plus level and above receive a $5 off validation for parking at Millennium Garages. The closest garages to the Museum & Library are the Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North Garage, and Grant Park South Garage. Ask the Library Assistant on the main level for validation.

Further your understanding and appreciation of the relationship between armed forces and the civilians whose freedoms they protect. All ages & interests benefit from exhibits, programs, and classes focusing on sharing diverse stories of those who served and their contributions as citizen soldiers.

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