Once again, I've let life get away from me, and this blog has remained largely forgotten. Or maybe not forgotten, since I've often thought "I should write on my blog again". But, as I'm gearing up for another major adventure, I thought I would write a post to get back in the swing of things. … Continue reading My Chicago Adventures: Pullman and Argus Brewery
Since moving to Chicago I've started a few habits: there's the independent coffee shops on Fridays, visiting a different museum most weekends, and walking around new neighborhoods. And does Chicago have the neighborhoods! I usually plan out my walks to include some historic spots, and interesting places, and take pictures along the way. My first … Continue reading My Chicago Adventures: Edgewater/Andersonville
Now that I've returned home from my year in the UK, I'm faced with different kinds of challenges. For instance, paying off all those amazing weekend trips around the UK and Europe! Job hunting is never something one looks forward to doing. But I am grateful that I've found two temporary part-time positions that will … Continue reading New Challenges and Opportunities
Since I'm delving more and more into Chicago history these days, I thought I would comment on my most recent visit to two historic house museums in Chicago, the Clarke House, and Glessner House. I took a 2 hour tour, one hour for each house. The Clarke house is said to be the oldest remaining … Continue reading More Chicago History: Clarke & Glessner Houses
I’ve started volunteering at the Robert R. McCormick Museum this summer as a way to get some experience in museums. Since I wanted to work in museums, I figured this was a good way to get my feet wet! The museum lies in the middle of McCormick’s large estate, which is now Cantigny Park in … Continue reading Chicago History!