Parks

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 [...]

White City

This is but a short introduction to the precursors and environments that set into motion the events and circumstances that led to arguably the greatest World event to date. More detailed information can be accessed by reading about the stories of the people who took part in the politics and planning itself. International expositions can [...]