For nearly three decades, Chicago’s Peace Museum served the city as a lesser-known cultural center with big-name draws, including the writings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the lyrics of Joan Baez and a John Lennon guitar donated by the star’s widow, Yoko Ono.
The museum was founded in 1981 to promote peace through art. At one time it boasted a collection of nearly 10,000 pieces, but it hit hard times a few years ago and ultimately closed its doors.
Now state authorities, concerned the museum’s pro-peace relics may have sustained water and mold damage after being stashed away in storage facilities, have filed an unusual lawsuit to try to protect the property from destruction.
Read more here: State sues over assets of defunct Peace Museum – Chicago Tribune.