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Lasting Legacies: The Grande Dames of Chicago

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


In celebration of Women’s History Month, Glessner House Museum will host a lecture entitled The Grande Dames of Chicago on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 7:00pm at the museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

Hear remarkable stories of the Grande Dames, socialites, and philanthropists who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhoods of Prairie Avenue, the Gold Coast, and McCormickville. These civic-minded entrepreneurial women left a lasting impact on the City of Chicago in the areas of social service, culture, and the arts.

The lecture will be given by Sally Sexton Kalmbach, author of The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Chicago and Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures. Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing.


March 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Glessner House Museum
1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
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