175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Metro History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition

Explore the past at the Chicago Metro History Fair!

Visit the Newberry Library during the Chicago Metro History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition to see the best history fair projects by students from dozens of Chicago area schools. It’s our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Monday, June 25!

The Chicago Metro History Fair inspires thousands of students from dozens of Chicago-area schools every year to develop in-depth research projects about Chicago history. More than three dozen of the best projects produced in 2012 will be on display this summer at the Chicago Metro History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition.

These History Fair projects—presented by students as exhibits, papers, websites, documentaries, and performances—will help mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Chicago by encouraging the public to learn more about the city’s fascinating history as interpreted by some of the city’s most accomplished student historians.

The Chicago Metro History Fair, founded in 1977, is an annual program run by the Chicago Metro History Education Center to spark students’ interest in history and improve history education in Chicago.

Hosted by the Newberry Library, the free admission Chicago Metro History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition will run from June 23 through July 18, 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org

175 Days to Love Chicago celebrates Chicago’s 175th birthday with an exciting 175-day series of programs, promotions and fun history. Launching on the 175th anniversary of the city’s incorporation on March 4 and continuing through August 26, 2012, this cultural calendar offers visitors and residents exciting opportunities to explore Chicago every day. From special events to special packages at local hotels, the campaign showcases the breadth and vibrancy of Chicago’s cultural landscape. For more information, visit http://www.explorechicago.org/175days.

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