Art Deco By Boat
Sit back and take in the skyline at sunset as CHM's John Russick narrates the history of art deco buildings along the river. Highlights include the Mather Tower, Merchandise Mart, and Civic Opera House.
When & Where
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.
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.