A National Museum Celebrating American Writers
Opening in Chicago in 2016

A National Museum Celebrating American Writers Opening in Chicago in 2016



Celebrating American writers past and present

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There is a void in the American museum world. We collect in central points the artifacts of civilization and honor politicians and soldiers, athletes and artists, inventors and entrepreneurs, but we neglect our writers. In a country established as an idea explicated in written documents and embellished by generations of poets, novelists, and critics, the case for commemorating the written word is self-evident. After all, what is written describes a people and what is celebrated defines their values.
Jim Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities 2009-2013

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