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Videos tagged 'did u know'

Did U Know? Neighborhood Names

Posted on April 29, 2014

What does the “buck” in Buck Town refer to? From the obvious to the bizarre, Chis DeRose digs up how a variety of Chicago neighborhoods got their names.

Did U Know? Silver Streak Zephyr

Posted on April 8, 2014

Luxurious, sleek and fast—The Silver Streak Pioneer Zephyr connected Chicago with other major cities from 1934 to 1960. See it at The Museum of Science and Industry.

Did U Know? Engine 999

Posted on March 25, 2014

Built for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, Engine 999 was in service until 1952. Today she spends her retirement in The Museum of Science and Industry.

Did U Know? Vivian Maier

Posted on March 18, 2014

A mysterious figure in the world of photography, Vivian Maier captured a city in transition during the ‘60s and ‘70s. See her work at the Chicago History Museum.

Did U Know: Chicago’s Oldest L Car

Posted on March 11, 2014

At the Chicago History Museum, Chris DeRose learns fun facts about the history of the Chicago Transit Authority and gets to ride in the very first L train car.

Did U Know? The Field Museum

Posted on March 4, 2014

Did you know that less than 1% of The Field Museum’s collection is on display at one time? Anna Goldman takes Chris DeRose on a behind-the-scenes tour.

Did U Know? Su Lin the Panda

Posted on February 25, 2014

Chris DeRose shares the story of Su Lin, the first panda bear brought to the United States, who lived at Brookfield Zoo but is now on display at The Field Museum.

Did U Know?: Fighting African Elephants

Posted on February 18, 2014

They're a famous piece towering over visitors. The Fighting African Elephants are not only unique, they have a unique story of how they came to be.

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