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Cubs’ World Series Win Memorialized at the Museum


Chicago Cubs Donate Historic Memorabilia for Display

Relive the  Chicago Cubs’ historic 2016 World Series win and view memorable artifacts donated and loaned by the Cubs at the Chicago History Museum beginning Sunday, September 17.

“The Chicago Cubs donation is significant in many ways. Together, these objects provide Museum visitors with a powerful connection to one of the greatest stories in Chicago sports history,” said Libby Mahoney, senior curator at the Chicago History Museum.

Visitors to the Museum can see the following historic Cubs memorabilia on display in the Museum’s cornerstone exhibition, “Chicago: Crossroads of America.”

  • A baseball from Game 1 of the 2016 World Series. Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ star third baseman, fouled this ball off Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber in the third inning of Game 1 of the World Series. Bryant didn’t get a hit in this game, but hit .269 for the entire series.
  • Bleacher Seats from Wrigley Field. More than three million fans flocked to Wrigley Field during the Cubs’ 2016 championship season to witness history in the making.
  • Ben Zobrist’s Game 3 Jersey and Game 7 hat on loan from the Chicago Cubs archives

“We are honored to provide memorabilia from the Cubs 2016 World Series Championship to the Chicago History Museum,” said Kris Jarosik, archivist, Chicago Cubs.  “The Museum has been at the forefront of preserving Chicago’s history which is why we are proud to support their effort to help tell the story of one of the greatest sports achievements in this city’s collective history for current and future Chicagoans.


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

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