Tag: History

A Walk Through Time

This event provides the rare opportunity for visitors to tour the interiors of several 19th century homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. These homes are rarely open to the public, and during the event uenjoy viewing these privately-owned residences to discover stunning historical details like beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble,… Read more →

Glessner House For All Time: The Promise of Chicago’s Uptown Theatre

As the owner and developer begin their publicly and privately funded $75 million restoration, we look at the Uptown’s initial construction and use, its decades of disuse and deferred maintenance, and the potential it has to become one of Chicago’s most tremendous historic preservation comeback stories. Our speaker is Andy Pierce, a Chicago journalist and photographer who helped found Friends… Read more →

Lasting Legacies: The Grande Dames of Chicago

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… Read more →

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner.  Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.  The event raises funds for… Read more →