If you haven’t already checked these out they have been extended through 2020. With the weather so glorious there’s still plenty of time to check out the “talking” statue throughout the City: Statue Stories
Just approach one of the participating statues, locate the sign and scan in the QR code or type the address into your browser. The statue will call you back and give you a short lecture on who they are, what they’ve accomplished, a description of the statue and/or more. The speakers are all Chicagoan’s or affiliated with Chicago institutions.
You can try it with Copernicus in front of the Adler Planetarium. Type speak2.co/Nic into your browser. It’s more fun if you’re actually at the statue.
Or give Benjamin Franklin, (Lincoln Park) a ring at
In conjunction with Statue Stories, the Newberry Library has put together three “From the Stacks” essays utilizing materials from their collection. “He Might Have Invented the Telegraf” (Benjamin Franklin)
Other statues located downtown Download a map:
- Bob Newhart, Navy Pier speak2.co/bob Speaker: Bob Newhart (He went to Loyola).
- MIRÓ’S CHICAGO, Brunswick Plaza, 77 W. Washington speak2.co/miro speaker: Shonda Rhimes
- ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Lincoln Park speak2.co/abe
- HAYM SALOMON, Heald Square East Upper Wacker Drive at Wabash speak2.co/haym
- John Peter Altgeld, Lincoln Park
- CLOUD GATE, Millennium Park speak2.co/cloud Speaker: David Schwimmer.
- THE TIN MAN, OZ Park speak2.co/tin
- THE COWARDLY LION, OZ Park
- DOROTHY, OZ Park
- JEAN-BAPTISTE POINT DU SABLE, Pioneer Court, N. Michigan Avenue speak2.co/jean
- NATHAN HALE, Tribune Tower
- Helping Hands Jane Addams Memorial, Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens speak2.co/hand
- MAN WITH FISH, Shedd Aquarium
- AARON MONTGOMERY WARD, Grant Park speak2.co/ward
- NORTH AND SOUTH LIONS, Grant Park, Art Institute Chicago
- THE PICASSO, Richard J. Daley Plaza speak2.co/pic
- ROSENBERG FOUNTAIN, Grant Park
- William Shakepeare Monument, Lincoln Park
- SPIRIT OF MUSIC, Grant Park