The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The mission of the Addison Public Library is to provide informational, cultural, and educational resources and services to the residents of Addison. The library provides access to a broad range of materials and services to meet the present and future needs of the community it serves. In this effort the Addison Public Library cooperates with other libraries and educational, cultural, community, and governmental agencies and institutions.

The Addison Public Library is pleased to host the Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis exhibit from June 15 - September 30, 2009 after which time it will travel to other local venues. For more information about the exhibit--curated by the Newberry Library--and the list of over 60 venues throughout the Chicago metropolitan region at which it is on display, to access the exhibit on-line or learn more about the Make Big Plans series of public programs click here. Information about related programs at the Addison Public Library is listed below.

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Centennial Activities

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:00pm

City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial

Addison Public Library

Art historian Jeff Mishur presents a slide lecture that 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]

Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:00pm

Daniel Burnham: Make No Little Plans

Addison Public Library

Daniel Burnham comes to Addison through the realistic historical protrayal performed by talented actor R. J. Lindsey. Chicago architect Daniel Burnham narrates a slide presentation detailing the Chicago fire, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago Plan, and several of his buildings. A display of original 1893 Fair souvenirs travels with Burnham. [MORE]

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Mon-Thu: 9 am - 9 pm; Fri: 9 am - 6 pm; Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

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