Fall Tours12 shows found
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 with a local guide and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. Formed in collaboration with Pilsen Public Art Tours, the tour weaves neighborhood history with vibrant large-scale murals and lived personal experience.