Blog: On The Beat

Artifact of the Week!

This three-quarter length coat belonged to a Lincoln Park (IL) police officer in the early 20th century. At the time, American law enforcement was swept up in a wave of professionalism and reform which included putting police officers in uniforms….

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Be My Valentine

“Be my valentine! and ‘poleece’ stop juggling my heart around.” Hey! There’s a typo in that Valentine’s Day card! No, the card maker is just trying to be “pun-y”! We have thousands of objects in our collection related to the…

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