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
Potential Energies. Sculptures and artifacts concerning Chicago's history in
man's quest for pure energy.
Did you know that the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois have a very
involved history with nuclear energy? From the first days of atomic experimentation
to modern times South Chicago has been at the forefront of the quest for ultimate
This exhibit is a collection of artworks and interactives donated to the Museum
by artists and galleries from in or around Chicago.
From that fateful day on Dec.2nd, 1942, when the first nuclear reaction was
created at the University of Chicago, to the creation and use of atomic weaponry,
to the harnessing of nuclear energy to power the cities we live in, South Chicago
has been an important player in the nuclear rodeo.
How does the city regard it's own history concerning this subject. How do we
perceive nuclear energy? What energies do we have inherent in us, which may
one day compare to the power of the atom. These artworks try to present similar
questions towards our understandings and feelings of nuclear energy.