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Pilsen / Little Village: Our Home, Our Struggle

July 2 – September 7, 1997

This exhibition presented the history of the Museum’s neighborhood community. Home to immigrant working-class Chicagoans for decades, the neighborhood was once predominantly Czech and Polish and is now one of the country’s largest Mexican neighborhoods. The exhibit included murals by local artists Mario Castillo and Alejandro Romero.


Residents of Pilsen and Little Village and the Chicago Historical Society

Organizing Institution

The Chicago Historical Society (as part of the Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture project).

Displayed at

West Wing Gallery