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Join Rolf Achilles, professor of historic preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Stained Glass in Houses of Worship, to explore some of Chicago’s most beautiful and non traditional sacred spaces.
Tour runs 3.5 to 4 hours and meets at the Chicago History Museum.
On May 21, 1924, a young boy went missing. The next morning, his father received a phone call informing him that his son had been beaten to death. This gruesome, senseless act stained Chicago’s history and still leaves many baffled. Tour the Kenwood neighborhood with author and historian Paul Durica, visiting the scene of the crime and other sites connected to the murder of Bobby Franks. Meet at Forty-Ninth Street and Ellis Avenue. Walking tour runs 1.5–2 hours.
Chicago’s early dead were trafficked into and out of its first municipal graveyard, the Chicago City Cemetery. Pamela Bannos of the Hidden Truths project shares stories of grave robbers, improper burials, and the confusion that led to the creation of Lincoln Park. Before midnight strikes, explore the gone-but-not-forgotten-history buried in the Museum’s backyard. Meet at the Chicago History Museum. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight. Tours run 1.5–2hours
Walk through Pilsen and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican culture.
General admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesday evenings; purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour to enhance your experience.
Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!
Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes craft beer tasting, tours, and museum admission.
Chicago is home to hundreds of outdoor public fountains, and many of them have stories to tell. Ride through Lincoln Park and the Near North Side with Greg Borzo, as he guides you through the history of these unique public works. Tour ends in Streeterville. Meet at the Children’s Fountain at the corner of North Avenue and Clark Street.