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Designed to Dazzle & Delight: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park with historian Julia Bachrach

Statue of the Republic, Jackson Park (photo by Julia Bachrach) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH • 4:30PM-5:45PM Renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was unimpressed when he first laid eyes on what would become Chicago’s South Park. But despite his initial trepidation, he produced a magnificent original plan for the 1055-acre green space. This presentation explores the ways in which natural [...]

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From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces

The Museum of Science and Industry was built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World’s Columbian Exposition. This photograph documents the building’s construction, circa 1892. Photograph by C.D. Arnold. Chicago Public Library, C.D. Arnold Photographic Collection, Volume I, Plate 46c. Johanna Russ and I are shown here standing in the section of the exhibit that explores the history of [...]

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Hyde Park Book Club Presents Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater with author Mark Larson

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There’s Art in Them Thar Revetments! A Zoom Talk with William Swislow on June 27, 2020

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The Hyde Park Book Club Presents:Chicago Artists Colonies with Author Keith M. Stolte

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