Chicago00 is an award winning partnership between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes.
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the NEH, the NEA, and the Princess Grace Foundation.
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Released on the 50th anniversary of the events, Chicago00: The 1968 DNC Protests reveals the history of Chicago's Grant Park on August 28th, 1968, when protestors violently clashed with police during the final night of the Democratic National Convention. Using archival photography from the Chicago History Museum's Sun Times archive and other collections, researchers matched the photos to their exact location and pose at the present day site, then new virtual reality photos were captured, to be composited into then-and-now panoramas.
Offered here are these panoramas, an audio narration by historian Dr. David Farber, author of "Chicago '68," and selected oral histories recorded with participants of that day. This episode has also been released as a 15 minute 3D VR tour to be viewed on Youtube or on Facebook 360, linked above. On smartphone, you can use the YouTube app and Google Cardboard goggles to see the site in 3D VR.
Since 2016, Chicago00 has been producing virtual experiences of Chicago's historic stories. Sites include: the 1915 Eastland Disaster, the 1928 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
Learn more about the Chicago 00 Project at, www.Chicago00.org