Chicago Vacation :: For Spring Break 2014 we took the kids to Chicago for three nights and four days. We crammed as much fun as we could into those four days and had adventures all over the Windy City. I’m going to share our adventures with you in a series of installments so you can see pictures from our excursions and maybe find some inspiration for planning your own trip to Chicago!
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows ::
Tucked away inside of Navy Pier there used to be a wonderful gem of a museum…the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. We stumbled upon this museum (the only one of it’s kind) when we visited Navy Pier on our Spring Break in April of 2014. Unfortunately, the museum is no longer there. The Smith Museum had featured over a hundred stained glass panes from all over the world. It was a gorgeous and awe-inspiring display. It was one of my favorite attractions in Chicago, so I was quite sad to hear that due to development and renovations at Navy Pier the museum was forced to close this fall. I’m so glad we got to see it while it was there, and I have so many pictures from our visit that I can look at to remember the beauty. It always makes me blue when progress and development mean the loss of beauty and history. As of right now it sounds like the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows does not have a new home for the windows, and they may be divided up in various places around the city. There is still one display left at Navy Pier, that includes 11 Louis Comfort Tiffany windows, which are quite impressive. But that’s just a fraction of the beauty that used to reside there. Lucky for you if you’ve never been there, I have some pictures I can share from our visit. Enjoy!