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Foodseum, Chicago's 1st Food Museum, Finds Temporary Home in Loop

They'll display their first exhibit for three months.

Foodseum at the Chicago History Museum's Hot Dog Festival
Foodseum at the Chicago History Museum's Hot Dog Festival
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Get ready Chicago, the Foodseum, the city's first food-centric museum has found a home for the next three months. The museum will display its first full exhibit on the second floor of the Block 37 shopping mall starting Sept. 19 and running through Dec. 20.

Foodseum founder and executive director Kyle Joseph is stoked, calling the debut exhibit a teaser for when he and his staff eventually find a permanent home. They've been popping up at neighborhood festivals, but the space inside Block 37 gives them more a larger opportunity to strut their stuff. Block 37 is at the corner of State and Dearborn, with the entrance at 109 N. Dearborn St.

"We haven't really had a chance to do a full exhibit," Joseph said. "We've done festivals and Kickstarter, but everything has been leading up to this."

The debut exhibit will be "The Hot Dog and Encased Meats of the World." Visitors will be able to smell the spices that go into 23 different sausages, as the Foodseum promotes interactivity. They'll even offer food samples during a few select weekends. "I'm really excited, it's going to be a great thing for Chicago," Joseph said.

Admission is free, and they'll be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Check out their website for more information.

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