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In April of 1935, the Illinois State Legislature ruled that it was the duty of a city council to appoint street names. The issue arose over the commemoration of Polish hero Casimir Pulaski.
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About the Chicago History Museum

Chicago History MuseumThe Chicago History Museum stands at the crossroads of America’s past and its future. If you live in Chicago or visit here and are curious about the city’s past, present, and future, the Museum should be your first stop.

Location:
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312.642.4600

Your History Lives Here

The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.

We invite you to engage with our stories and make history yourself.

The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.

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