Archive for 'History Buff Treks'

175 Days to Love Chicago: Chicago Metro History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition

Visit the Newberry Library during the Chicago Metro History Fair Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition to see the best history fair projects by students from dozens of Chicago area schools. It’s our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Monday, June 25!

175 Days to Love Chicago: Wright’s Roots

An exhibition curated by Chicago’s Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson gives new insight into the early period of architect Frank Lloyd-Wright’s Career. Opening June 22, Wright’s Roots is our latest 175 Days to Love Chicago pick! 

175 Days to Love Chicago: Second Annual Clarke House Museum History Symposium

Go back in time to celebrate Chicago’s incorporation as a city on March 4, 1837, when local scholars illuminate 1830s Chi-town at the Second Annual Clarke House Museum History Symposium, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, May 12.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Historic Pullman Walking Tour

Feel this architecturally rich late-19th century industrial community come to life on the docent-led Historic Pullman Walking Tour, and you’ll witness an important part of Chicago history. Next stop Pullman for our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, May 6.

175 Days to Love Chicago: STRIKE! Chicago Labor History

The Haymarket Tragedy was a powder keg for labor reform in 19th century Chicago. Experience this and other cornerstones of labor history on this engaging interactive tour led by Tim Samuelson, the City’s Cultural Historian. STRIKE! Chicago History Tour, happening on Saturday, on May 5, is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for May 1.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago

Celebrate the Jewish experience and impact throughout Chicago’s history when you experience Movers, Shakers and History-Makers at the Spertus Institute. It’s the fifth chapter in Spertus’ FREE eight-part series Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago, and it’s our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Thursday, April 26.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Know Your Flag / SAIC Fashion 2012

Know Your Flag, Meng Yang See imagination on display at our two 175 Days to Love Chicago picks for Thursday, April 19. In Lincoln Park, meet graphic designer Meng Yang and learn how Chicago history and iconic flag and seal inspire his designs.  In Millennium Park, watch as head-turning garments glide down the runway at Fashion [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: April After Hours at Robie House

Mingle over drinks and explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s modern architectural marvel at April After Hours at Robie House, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, April 13th.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Maxwell Street Walking Tour

A photo from the modern day Maxwell Street Market Take a stroll along the historic site of Chicago’s Maxwell Street market and learn about how the market helped shape Chicago’s history and the development of the electrified Blues. A Maxwell Street Walking Tour is our pick for Sunday, April 1.

175 Ways to Love Chicago: History is Hott Tour

The Palmer House Hilton Hotel is steeped in history: it first opened its doors in 1871 and has been in continuous operation ever since. The contributions that Bertha and Potter Palmer made in the hospitality business, to women’s rights, to music and so much more—issues that directly speak to the history of Chicago!—are explored in this [...]