I was walking through Chicago recently when I came across a woman standin’ there on the sidewalk with her hands on the side of a building. I said to her “Ma’am, why are ye holdin’ on to that buildin’…. are ye OK?” She replied to me “This building is over 200 years old!! Can you imagine all the history this building has seen? I’m just tryin’ to absorb some of it!” So I said to her, “I come from a town in Scotland where they still refer to the ‘new bridge’. They’ve been callin’ it that since they built it….. IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY!
September 3, 2013
Professor Connolly’s Lecture On Historical Perceptions
Curator’s Comment: We think Professor Connolly is confused. There are no 200-year-old buildings left in Chicago. Still, we feel his truth rises above fact.