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Chicago History Museum

Deep in the Chicago History Museum sits an object that speaks to the city’s darker past. This piece of vintage eyewear is inextricably linked to one of Chicago’s most heinous crimes.

1601 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

 
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The Cold War Museum

The Cold War Museum is home to a US silver dollar and a strange pin. It’s an exact replica of a deadly contraption worn during one of the most dangerous top-secret missions in US history.

7142 Lineweaver Rd
Warrenton, VA 20187

 
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Connecticut Air and Space Center

On display at the Connecticut Air and Space Center is one of the most monumental inventions in the history of aviation. In fact, this aircraft could even rewrite the story of man’s first flight.

550 Main St
Stratford, CT 06615

 
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Kansas State Historical Society

The Kansas Museum of History is home to a simple farm plow that changed the course of American history. It inadvertently contributed to one of the nation’s most tragic natural disasters.

6425 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66615-1099

 
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Staten Island Museum

On display at the Staten Island Museum is an odd, fractured brown mass. Surprisingly, it spawned a jaw-dropping product that has become a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry.

75 Stuyvesant Pl
Staten Island, NY 10301

 
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Westford Museum

The Westford Museum houses a massive, oval-shaped boulder. Etched upon its surface are crude images: a boat, an arrow and numbers. Some believe the object is evidence of an explorer’s journey that may rewrite the very history of the nation.

2 Boston Rd
Westford, MA 01886

 

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