MARY EVE THORSON MUSEUM FOR TEACHERS

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The Mary Eve Thorson Museum For Teachers was born from the realization that no place existed in the city of Chicago or state of Illinois, which honored the teaching profession in a lasting and dynamic way. Yes, there are museums which offer programs for teachers to assist them in educating students regarding whatever philosophy its particular institution projects, but nothing existed for the purpose of paying homage to teachers exclusively.  Nearly 3 years ago an effort was made to reach out to individuals all over the country with only one request, that they donate any possession of their choosing which was of great significance to them and give it in remembrance of a special teacher.  Most important, no money would ever be solicited or accepted! 

Before it was over items began pouring in, the likes of which you would probably never see together under one roof.  There is a common theme throughout the museum as related to each unique exhibit, that being an ability to elicit fond memories of school, classmates, fun, learning, and family. Teachers whom have experienced the METMFT cried, laughed, pointed, and reveled in the knowledge that wherever they looked a gift had been given out of great reverence for what teachers have contributed to children, teens, and adults over hundreds of years. There will NEVER be a cost associated with viewing the museum.  Simply come, enjoy some free baked goods, and allow yourself to remember why teachers are valuable, necessary, and clearly loved for all they do to educate, inspire, and empower.


***The Mary Eve Thorson Museum For Teachers  will have a temporary home within the beautiful, PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO, located at 630 W. Webster Ave., Suite 1-E in Chicago, Lincoln Park.  Mr. Victor Marana is the Director of the institution. As always, the exhibits can be seen at no cost. Refreshments will also be free! Please come and enjoy! Our doors will open to the public on 

MAY 1st, 2019. The exhibits will rotate bi-monthly! 


SHOWING IN MAY:


THE MR. ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD EXHIBIT


THE WIZARD OF OZ EXHIBIT


THE MARY EVE THORSON MUSEUM FOR TEACHERS SCHOOLHOUSE EXHIBIT




MUSEUM DAYS AND HOURS: WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY,  10am to 4pm



FUTURE EXHIBITS



THE MARY EVE THORSON MUSEUM FOR TEACHERS SCHOOLHOUSE EXHIBIT 




THE MARY EVE THORSON AND BULLIED TEACHERS EXHIBIT




THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN EXHIBIT




THE DR. SEUSS EXHIBIT




THE DICK AND JANE EXHIBIT




THE TEACHER STREET EXHIBIT




THE MR. ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD EXHIBIT




THE ROMPER ROOM EXHIBIT




THE SHARI LEWIS AND LAMB CHOP EXHIBIT




THE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM EXHIBIT




THE SHOW N' TELL EXHIBIT




THE GIANT NOTEBOOK PAPER INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT




THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL EXHIBIT




THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EXHIBIT




THE HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBIT




THE SCHOOL RECESS EXHIBIT




THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.,  JOHN F. KENNEDY,  AND HARVEY BERNARD MILK EXHIBIT




THE TITANIC EXHIBIT




THE WIZARD OF OZ EXHIBIT




THE GONE WITH THE WIND EXHIBIT




THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA PARTY EXHIBIT




THE DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT EXHIBIT




THE DO YOU REMEMBER? EXHIBIT




THE RAY RAYNER EXHIBIT




THE HEDY LAMARR EXHIBIT




An extremely special exhibit will be dedicated to my very 1st teacher, GLADYS RICHARDSON (mommy).

WE HAVE DEMENTIA: A Mother And Daughter Redefine The Familiar With LOVE

                                          


If time allows please listen to the introduction of the documentary, DYING TO TEACH: The Killing of Mary Eve Thorson, "Educators Who Bully" at the Save Our Schools conference in Washington, DC.  And, you may also view the film in its entirety at no cost; It is offered directly below the Save Our Schools video. Both films can be found on the homepage of this website!


TEACHERS EVERYWHERE, WE SALUTE YOU!


The METMFT 




02 - School Days.mp3

DYING TO TEACH: The Killing of Mary Eve Thorson, "Educators Who Bully"

WGN RADIO: RICK KOGAN and MYRA KATHRYN RICHARDSON 

THE QUIET PROBLEM HAUNTING SCHOOLS