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American Writers Museum to Open in Chicago

The American Writers Museum is coming to downtown Chicago. This institution will be “dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture and our daily lives.”

According to The Chicago TribuneMalcolm O’Hagan founded the American Writers Museum Foundation more than three years ago.

The foundation executives plan to open the museum’s doors sometime in 2015.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, former United States poet laureate W.S. Merwin and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel all support the idea.

As you wait for the next two years, you could visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum (located in Hannibal, MO) and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum (located near Springfield, MO).

What writer museums have you visited?

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