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
Second floor
Chicago Il 60409
Phone: 773.837.0145
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm
The Pecker of Bridgeport
[photos]

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.


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EXHIBITS
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_Archigo
_Fluxus on LSD
_Secret Orders, Societies and Pasts
_America Eats Its Young: The Next Generation
_folk ADD
_Virgin Mary of the JFK Expressway
_Potential Energies
_SILVER measure Interviews
_The Pecker of Bridgeport