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American Literary Journey In A Museum
From the American Writers Museum in Chicago that narrates the centuries-long history of American language within the confines of 11,000 square feet.
  • May 13, 2017

    The "Word Waterfall" cycles through one of several displays of literary history with quotes from authors at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    Visitors at the American Writers Museum look at a timeline display that celebrates authors who are emblematic of "American Voices", at the new museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" and its working manuscript, the extraordinary 120-foot scroll he would unfurl before startled publishers, sits on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    Visitors at the American Writers Museum examine a long display that celebrates authors who are emblematic of "Many Writers, Many Forms", ranging from poets, advertising jingles, songs and sportscasters, at the new museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    A visitor to the American Writers Museum works a horizontal, touch screen version of the popular word magnet game at the new museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    Reversible panels highlighting the lives of Chicago based writers, poets, playwrights, critics and columnists hang in the new American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    The interior of the Children's Room at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    The "Book Cloud" hangs above the entrance to the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    The entrance to the Writer' Room, where Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" manuscript, the extraordinary 120-foot scroll, sits on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
  • May 13, 2017

    Christopher Burrow, director of operations at the American Writers Museum, poses for a portrait near the Writer's Room at the new museum in Chicago.
    AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
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