Tag Archives: Field Trips

AWM WriteIn Education Programs hosts a Teacher Open House, August 18

Teacher Open House

Field trips to the American Writers Museum will get your students excited about writing! Get in that back-to-school mindset at our annual Teacher Open House, where you can learn more about our field trips and explore our exhibits while enjoying complimentary coffee and pastries. The day kicks off at 10:15 am with an informational presentation about our […]

A Royal typewriter on the Story of the Day table

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! Thanks Lula! We’d love to see more of your poetry! You will see her as all […]

A visitor typing on a large blue IBM typewriter at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week we wanted to feature Natalie, who wrote this long piece of advice and a […]

A drawing of a waving hand with "I love American Writers Museum" written on the palm

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here! This week, we’re featuring some of our younger visitors’ works. We love how popular the typewriters […]

Frederick Douglass portrait collage at the American Writers Museum

Frederick Douglass Tours

Throughout February, we are offering Frederick Douglass and abolitionist-themed tours in honor of his birthday and Black History Month. These tours happen twice daily at 12:30 and 3:00 pm, and tour-goers will explore the whole museum while also gaining insight into Douglass and other abolitionists. Tours are included with museum admission, so there’s no extra cost. […]

Looking Back on Our First Year

It’s been one year since we opened our doors and what a great year it has been. We welcomed people from all 50 states and 24 countries. We hosted 83 Chicagoland schools for field trips. We had more than 50 current writers spend time and share their stories with us. We were even voted Best […]

Write In: Who Put the Writer in Typewriter? by Traci Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell’s class visited the AWM in April and participated in the Write In program for middle and high school students. Write In combines the unique experience of a museum visit with specially-designed curricula that aims to increase students’ knowledge about American writers as well as boost their confidence as writers. Since the museum opened in May, […]

Write In: High School Field Trips Offer Inspiration at AWM

Write In: High School Field Trips Offer Inspiration at the AWM by Georgia B. and Alexis R. Georgia, Alexis, and their classmates visited the AWM as part of our high school field trips programming in November, and participated in the Write In program for middle and high school students. Write In combines the unique experience […]