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Walt Disney Family Museum, The Fascinating Life Story of One of the World’s Most Influential Storytellers.

September 30, 2009

The black-and-white photo from 1906 shows a little boy and his sister, holding hands on the porch of their modest home on Chicago’s West Side.

On a nearby wall hangs more than a dozen simple cartoons the boy drew as a freshman for William McKinley High School’s magazine. The most spectacular thing about the sketches isn’t the subject matter. It’s the artist’s signature: W. Disney.

Near these humble artifacts are 29 of the 32 Academy Awards Chicago-born Walt Disney racked up during his illustrious life.

These are just a few of the items on display at the new Walt Disney Family Museum, which tells the fascinating life story of one of the world’s most influential storytellers. Read More