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The Ernest Hemingway Museum (200 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL) is host to permanent and temporary exhibits that explore the author's life. Kiosks fashioned from historic doors hold exhibits of rare photos and artifacts, including Hemingway's childhood diary and the famous letter from nurse Agnes von Kurowsky-later portrayed in A Farewell to Arms-terminating their engagement. Special exhibits highlight Hemingway's love of nature and the arts, along with his involvement in both World Wars and the movies. Other exhibits include The Eye of the Writer, Picturing Hemingway (traveling exhibit), and From Oak Park to Cojinmr (50th anniversary of the publication of The Old Man and the Sea). A museum bookshop features books by and about the author, gift items, videos and posters. Admission includes tour of Birthplace Home, located approx. one block north on Oak Park Avenue.
Sunday through Friday 1pm-5pm * Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Check web site for updates.
Group Tours available. Phone: 708.848.2222