Chicago Maritime Museum Named 2017 Open House Chicago Site!
On October 14-15, explore more than 200 cool places all over Chicago, from iconic downtown skyscrapers to hidden gems in the city’s diverse neighborhoods and suburbs including the Chicago Maritime Museum.
“The Chicago Maritime Museum was established to tell the story of Chicago as a maritime city, founded at a strategic confluence of waterways and at various times one of the busiest ports in the world. With a collection of artifacts, ephemera and models, the museum interprets Chicago’s maritime traditions and the historic impact of the area’s waterways. The museum’s new home is in the Bridgeport Art Center, which was once the Spiegel Catalog Warehouse, on the banks of Bubbly Creek. Museum chairman, architect and avid sailor Dirk Lohan donated his design services to the new space, which was completed in summer 2016.”