It has been many years since I last visited the Windy City so I jumped at the chance this spring when a conference presented just such an opportunity. While Chicago is not much more windy that New York City, and even less windy than Boston, it certainly didn’t disappoint, especially along the long waterfront walk from downtown to the Field Museum.
The Field Museum began life back in 1893 with a generous one million dollar donation by Marshall Field, a local prominent businessman. In that time, and many greats in the field of meteoritics passed through the Field Museum doors, most notably Oliver C. Farrington.
The following photographs depict the large displays of meteorite, but fall short in sharing the real magic of the gallery. Enjoy the images, but don’t let them substitute for a in-person visit to the museum.
Until next time….