Tag Archives: Temporary Exhibits

Typewriter Tuesday with the American Writers Museum

Typewriter Tuesday: How to Load Paper

Welcome to Typewriter Tuesday, a series from the American Writers Museum that aims to shed light on the typewriters and other tools behind some of your favorite works of literature. Check back every Tuesday to learn more about these trusty machines and the writers who used them. Our next special exhibit Tools of the Trade, opening […]

Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!

5 Reasons Why You Should See Frederick Douglass: Agitator

Our special exhibit, Frederick Douglass: Agitator, closes June 9, as we prepare to replace it with Tools of the Trade, opening June 22. So if you haven’t explored this exhibit yet, or want to come back again, then you have one more month to do so! We put together some reasons why Frederick Douglass: Agitator […]

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

(CHICAGO- May 31, 2018) – “Agitate! Agitate! Agitate!” is a quote from activist Frederick Douglass who was one of the greatest public speakers in American history, so it’s only fitting that the new exhibit in his honor at the American Writers Museum (AWM) is entitled Frederick Douglass AGITATOR.  Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery to become one of the most eloquent voices of abolitionism and […]

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 […]