Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun            Rates: $12 Adults
                      10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs                                                         $8 Seniors/Students
                                                                                                                       Free Children under 12

The American Spirit
Today, May 16th, 1 p.m.
400 S. State Street.
In honor of the opening of the new American Writers Museum, David McCullough will read from and discuss his new book, 
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a collection of his speeches that remind us of lasting American values. 

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The official ribbon has been cut and the AWM is open for business! Thank you to our Board members, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Edward Burke, David McCullough, and Imaan Yousuf and Cynthia Osorio from 826Chi.

Today at the Museum!

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Come meet popular WTTW Kids character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, in The Negaunee Foundation Children's Literature Gallery at 3:15 p.m. on May 16. Drop by with the kids for a photo op in front of our recently completed mural by children's book author and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky!

This event is FREE. Museum admission not included.

Can't make it today? Check out some of our other upcoming events
Buy an American Writers Museum membership and be entered to win a prize that includes a pair of tickets to PAMPLONA at Goodman Theatre.
Offer valid 5/16/17 - 5/31/17.

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Upcoming May Events at the AWM

Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks
Thursday, May 18th, 7 p.m.
American Writers Museum, Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan
Readings from Revise the Psalm, an anthology of work celebrating the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, by editors Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson Opoku, with contributors. $5 suggested donation.

Road Music: Dennis McNally
Thursday, May 25, Readers Hall, 6:30 p.m.
American Writers Museum, Readers Hall
180 N. Michigan
Dennis McNally, author of the Jack Kerouac biography Desolate Angel and award-winning music historian, speaks about Kerouac's journey and the role music played as a "character" in On The Road.

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The American Writers Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID Number 27-1822749). All donations made to the Foundation are fully tax deductible.

We are currently  hosting our new Anonymous $500,000 Challenge Grant, running
from now until we open on May 16th! Every donation made between now and then will be matched dollar for dollar.

Your support will help us accomplish our goal of creating a national museum to celebrate the lives and works of our nation's preeminent. Please select an amount and use the "Donate" button to make a secure online contribution via PayPal. 

If you donate $100 dollars or more, we will list you as a Chapter One Patron on the website.
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Thanks to all our donors, patrons, affiliates, and friends for your ongoing support!

The mission of the American Writers Museum is to engage the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.

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