Member Event: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
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Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and reference librarian Lesley Martin in the Research Center, where we’ll use Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to take a virtual walk through the past. With maps that document each building, you can explore Comiskey Park in 1956, Wrigley Field in the1920s, Riverview Amusement Park in 1950, and both world’s fairs. With luck, maybe you’ll find we have a map that shows your own street! FREE, but space is limited; RSVP required.
When & Where
Get to know CHM director of curatorial affairs Charles E Bethea, one of our newest staff members, in a casual interview with vice president of interpretation and education John Russick. Bethea has a long and impressive professional history working in museum curation, exhibtions, collections, and more.
Enjoy a members-only screening of Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project (2016)m a documentary produced by the youth film crew from Breakthrough Urban Ministries and CHM historian and director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Peter T Alter. A moderated panel discussion with Garfield Park community members follows. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to organizations in East Garfield park that support the neighborhood.