|100th Anniversary of the Presentation of the
Plan of Chicago on July 4th
Join the Chicago History Museum for an extraordinary Fourth of July celebration. This year's program features a special tribute to the Centennial with readings of excerpts from the Plan by representatives of the Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett families and the unveiling of the Plan of Chicago: Centennial Edition. The popular, family-friendly event—now in its 50th year—includes musical performances, crafts and a children's costume parade.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Saturday, July 4, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 noon (formal program begins at 11:00 am)
Program is free and open to the public
Museum admission is free from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Plan of Chicago: Centennial Edition, a collaboration between the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, Chicago History Museum and the Great Books Foundation, has made the Plan of Chicago available in soft cover for the first time. It features a new introduction by Carl Smith, author of the prize-winning book, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, and an elegant new cover design by VSA Partners. For more information and to order the Plan of Chicago: Centennial Edition click HERE .