September 3, 2008
New CHM Blog in the History Hood
File this one under "What took you so long?"
The Chicago History Museum has a new blog. It's more marketing and PR for the museum exhibits than history, but that may be their sole purpose. And, there is nothing wrong with that, I suppose. I'm personally hoping, however, it will evolve into something a bit more. There is a link to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, but perhaps selecting an item from their vast collections or focusing on an interesting topic and providing a brief bit of historical background would serve them better. (Oh wait! I'm sort of doing that!)
As of this writing there are only three posts: two videos of staff members (huh?) and a set of pictures from their Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures exhibit. Since the blog is SO new, and I am but a lowly blogger/Chicago history buff, I may be extremely premature in my criticism/loving suggestion. For all I know, they could be busy doing precisely what we would expect- writing a Chicago History Museum blog on, well, Chicago history.
What a concept...
Photo Credit: Former Chicago Historical Society Building