I recently had a chance to get a sneak peak at the newly created McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum which opened to the public today (April 11, 2006). The museum is three stories and offers visitors an interactive experience focused on our first amendment rights which include speech, religion, press, assembly and petition.
The museum is located next to the Tribune Tower and is operated by the McCormick Tribune Foundation. t houses a unique sculpture center piece which I previously wrote about. If you are ever in the city of Chicago you might want to check it out on Michigan Avenue. The Museum admission fee is only $5.00, a dollar for each first amendment freedom, and getting through the museum probably will take you about 45 minutes.
I take my first first amendment rights seriously, especially with my activity in the blogosphere, so I am glad to see a museum dedicated to them.