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McCormick Bridgehouse Museum, 376 N Michigan Ave. at River level, 99 E. Riverwalk, 312-977-0227 Online
Please virtually join museum director, Josh Coles this Saturday, July 25th at 10:30am for an interesting look at the museum’s 15 year history. He will also give an overview of the exhibit inside the museum including the brand new exhibit refresh, debuting for the 2020 season. Register HERE.
No Longer Hidden, Still a Gem: The Bridgehouse Museum – Summer Challenge Saturday, July 25th at 10:30am-11:30am
In 2006, Friends opened the The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum inside the Michigan Avenue Bridgehouse. Join museum director, Josh Coles, for an interesting look at the museum’s 15 year history. He will also give an overview of the exhibit inside the museum including the brand new exhibit refresh, debuting for the 2020 season. The new exhibit will include a fresh take on the 5th floor of the museum which highlights the current state of the Chicago River System with a look toward the future.
Centennial Volunteers, Restoration and Floristic Quality Assessment Sat, August 8, 2020 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Why do we restore the natural environment and how do we do that in forest preserves next to the river? We will discuss the importance of native plants in the ecosystem, some common restoration activities, and how we assess plant quality through floristic quality assessments. Join Mark Hauser, Friend’s ecology outreach manager, to learn about this interesting and important topic. Register here.
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About Chicago Bridgehouse Museum
Friends of the Chicago River opened the seasonal landmark five-story McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum in 2006 to provide new access and understanding of the relationship between Chicago and its river.
The Bridgehouse Museum is the cultural anchor of the new Chicago Riverwalk and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every summer.
Exhibits celebrate Chicago’s river and world-famous movable bridges. Visitors also learn why it’s important to protect the river and how to participate in its rehabilitation.
On bridge lift days the museum’s gear room gives visitors a look at the moving gears as they lift the Michigan Avenue bridge leaf, allowing boat traffic to pass through. This is a uniquely Chicago event.