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Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Saturdays, October 18 & November 1
Wednesday, October 29
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. & Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.
Museum Members $22, Public $30 Buy tickets
Did you know that cemeteries and skeletons played a major role in the history of Chicago? Over the last 100 years, digging in almost any area of Lincoln Park, one of the city’s original burial grounds, has uncovered skeletons and remains from the graveyards that used to inhabit the neighborhood. Join historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach on a walking excursion and learn about its macabre history as a vast, windswept burial site.
Tour will meet at an off-site location in Lincoln Park. Location will be provided one week prior to tour via email to participants. Tour will run rain or shine. Group limited to 20; advance ticket purchase highly recommended.
Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15
Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
Thursday, September 18
The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
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