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


Virgin Mary of the JFK Expressway

[Photo essay]

Pareidolia is a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct. For example, in the discolorations of a burnt tortilla one sees the face of Jesus Christ. Or one sees the image of Mother Teresa or Ronald Reagan in a cinnamon bun or a man in the moon.

In April 2005 thousands of believers form Chicago and the surrounding areas made their way to see an image of the Virgin Mary under the John F. Kennedy Expressway on Fullerton Ave. As rumors spread, people arrived with flowers, candles, crosses, photographs of loved ones and sick children to witness the water stain on a wall that resembled the Virgin Mary.


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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