Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle, a staple at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry since 1949, is getting a facelift. In full public view, specialists are working to preserve the castle to ensure that its lasting effects really last, while visitors can ask questions and explore why the Lilliputian artifacts from across the globe and centuries so captivate visitors.
Colleen Moore starred in such films as "Flaming Youth," "Little Orphan Annie," "The Perfect Flapper" and "Naughty But Nice." To many, her short hair and skirts made her one of the first to embody the flapper girl spirit of the 1920s. Her name endures in Chicago, though, as the woman responsible for the Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Weather is more than a job to the meteorologists at the National Severe Storms Laboratory. It’s an obsession. The severity of the tornadoes that devastated Washington, Ill., in November and Moore, Okla., in May makes weather a hot topic even as snow storms begin to fly.