Tag Archives: History Buff Treks

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: 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: My Chinatown: Stories from Within

Go behind the beautiful architecture of Chinatown and hear stories that illuminate its vibrant past and present at the opening day of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago’s My Chinatown: Stories from Within, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Saturday, April 21.

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 [...]

175 Days to Love Chicago: Demisemiseptcentennial Exposition

Celebrate 175 years of Chicago history at Chicago’s Demisemiseptcentennial Exposition (that’s a fancy way of saying 175th anniversary!) in the City Gallery in Historic Water Tower on the Magnificent Mile, our 175 Days pick for March 14!