The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Calendar & Projects


Make Big Plans: Public Progam Series

This program series designed to complement the Make Big Plans exhibition was created by the Newberry Library, the Burnham Plan Centennial and the Chicago Public Library, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission is free for all programs; no reservations are required. Click on the Venue Name for a program overview, time and venue location.

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City

June 22: Wheaton Public Library
June 25: Orland Park Public Library
August 2: Westchester Library Service Center, Chesterton, Indiana
August 9: Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Make Big Plans: Curators' Talk and Gallery Walk for Daniel Burnham in the Philippines

June 27: Newberry Library, Chicago

From City Beautiful to City Green: Chicago and the Evolution of Its Regional Environment

July 20: Wheaton Public Library
July 23. Arlington Heights Memorial Library
September 29: Orland Park Public Library
October 22: Chicago Public Library Vodak-East Side Branch

Chicago Visionaries: From Burnham to Today and Beyond

August 4: Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center

Chicago as the Nation's Crossroads: Our Region's Transportation History and Future through Policy and Maps

September 20: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 2 p.m.
September 23: Chicago Public Library Sulzer Regional Branch, 7 p.m.
October 7: Wheaton Public Library, 7 p.m.
October 13: Orland Park Public Library, 7 p.m.



Program Partner

Newberry Library

The Newberry Library provides a home to a world-class collection of books, manuscripts, and maps, and also to a growing community of readers. Our collections, spanning many centuries, feature a wide range of materials, from illuminated medieval manuscripts to rich ...[MORE]

Newberry Library

Cost: Free

Contact: Rachel Bohlmann, 312.255.3665,

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