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Bob Dylan Guitar, Original Song Lyrics and Manuscripts on Display to the Public for First Time

October 30, 2018

The AWM announced its new temporary exhibit: Bob Dylan: Electric

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Author and Orator Frederick Douglass to be Honored in New Special Exhibit at American Writers Museum

June 25, 2018

The AWM announced its newest temporary exhibit: Frederick Douglass: Agitator

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Two Exhibits to Catch at the New American Writers Museum

December 18, 2017

Choose Chicago featured the AWM’s Fall 2017 temporary exhibits.

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American Writers Museum: Best Illinois Attraction & Best New Museum in the World

September 5, 2017

The AWM announced several recently awarded honors.

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Readers’ Choice: 50 States, 50 Winning Attractions

September 1, 2017

The AWM was named the #1 Best Attraction in Illinois and featured on USA Today 10Best’s website.

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Sneak a Peek Inside the World’s 10 Best New Museums

July 17, 2017

Fodor’s Travel listed the AWM as the #1 Best new museum to visit this year.

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Photos: New American Writers Museum in Chicago celebrates written word as a democratic medium

June 7, 2017

The Library of America gives an overview of the AWM ribbon cutting and exhibit development.

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New American Writers Museum Set to Open in May

February 21, 2017

CBS Chicago announced the opening date of the AWM and reported the exciting news on WBBM Radio.

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American Writers Museum Coming to Chicago in 2017

January 11, 2017

AWM President Carey Cranston was featured on Good Day Chicago on Fox 32, discussing the upcoming opening of the museum and what exhibits he is most excited about.

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American Writers Museum Appoints Inaugural President

September 26, 2016

The American Writers Museum (AWM) announces the appointment of its inaugural President, Carey Cranston.

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