MISSION OF THE SECRET HISTORIES MUSEUM
The Secret Histories Museum discovers and presents historical evidence in order
to seek understanding of ourselves and our world in between history and the
future. The mission of the museum is to deepen the understanding of past choices;
present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of community;
and facilitate solutions to common problems.
Secret Histories Museum
3636 S Iron St
Chicago Il 60409
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Pecker of Bridgeport
Mike Pocius grew up in Bridgeport along the banks of the the toxic "bubbly
creek". As a child Mike was chastised by friends for taking photos of
his surroundings. But as a teen he became known as the neighborhood photographer.
In the 60s and 70s he photographed the more notorious neighborhood characters
including, Frenchy, and Taco Johnny as well as others who eventually suffered
the effects of alcohol abuse and drugs. Alongside these fragments of Bridgeport
life are Mike's current collection of street photos.