Death, Disease and Bones

Thursdays, October 20 (Sold Out!)
and October 27 (Tickets Still Available)
and Saturday, October 22 (Sold Out!), 2016
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Note: To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Please place the tickets you would like to purchase in your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. For information about Driehaus Museum memberships, please see the Join section on the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

Back for another Halloween season by popular demand! 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.

This 90 minute tour will run rain or shine. 

Tour Meeting Location:
Please meet at the Benjamin Franklin Monument 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Click here for directions.

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