The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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September, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:00pm

City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Centennial

Orland Park Public Library

Jeff Mishur of Art Excursions explores the Burnham plan along with its origins and sources. Learn about the full scope of the 1909 plan and its relationship to European and American precedents. Follow the transition from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the City Beautiful Movement so eloquently manifested in Burnham's plan for Chicago. [MORE]

October, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009 1:00pm to 3:00pm

YOUmedia presents "Planning Our Urban Future"

Chicago Public Library

As a part of One Book, One Chicago, a group of 57 teens have been reading Carl Smith’s book, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City and working with YOUmedia mentors to create digital pieces which address issues in their neighborhood and present real workable solutions to these challenges.  [MORE]

November, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:00am to noon

"Burnham's Chicago," presented by actor Terry Lynch

Hammond Public Library

History comes alive as actor Terry Lynch portrays architect Daniel Burnham at the Hammond Public Library. This is a joint meeting of the Friends of the Library and the Hammond Historical Society. The presentation is free and open to the public. The library is at 564 State Street (between State and Sibley streets, at Sohl Avenue), Hammond, IN. [MORE]

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