See what a couple of NFPA's Instructors have to say about their hometown Chicago. What's the must see on their list?
Jerry Schultz, PE shares his personal experience at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). "Having grown up in Chicago, I have been spoiled by all the city has to offer. The architecture is unbelievable and the entire downtown area is fantastic but one place that has always fascinated me is the Museum of Science and Industry. As a boy, I remember spending time at the museum just running from display to display to push the next button to see what happens. As an adult, I have actually slowed down and read the displays yet I still hurry to push the next button only to wonder why these kids are moving so fast and beating me to the button. The U-505 (German U-Boat captured during WWII) has been relocated inside and to watch the film on how it was captured and then tour the sub itself is an experience that all should have. I may not be able to beat the kids to the buttons anymore but I still love the museum as a place to spend a day."
Like Jerry, Dean Larson, PhD is a big fan of the U-505, noting it was significant for two reasons: capture of the code machine which allowed the Allies to read the German submarine encrypted radio messages and it was the first time U.S. forces captured an enemy man-of-war since the War of 1812. In his opinion, this is an "EXCELLENT exhibit".
If you make time to visit MOSI, be sure to tour the German submarine, enjoy the history and press lots of buttons!
Join Schultz for his 3-day pre-conference seminar on NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2013) – June 8-10.
Join Larson for his 2-day pre-conference seminar on NFPA 1600 Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs – June 8-9.
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