The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Blue Island Public Library is an educational institution recognizing the need of all people for continuing self-education. The Library’s services are designed and carried out primarily to fulfill its educational function.
As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Blue Island Public Library is one of 67 venues hosting Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis, through November 2009. For more information on this exhibit and the public programs associated with it throughout the region, click here.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30am
Thursday, November 5, 2009 7:00pm

Daniel Burnham’s Chicago: Historical Reenactment

Blue Island Public Library

Actor and historian Terry Lynch presents Daniel Burnham, architect of the Chicago Plan, discussing Chicago's history and his strategy to create to create a well-ordered and convenient city.
The 10:30 a.m. performance is for school children.  The 7 p.m. presentation is for all. [MORE]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:30am

For Seniors Only!: "City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial"

Blue Island Public Library

The year 2009 marks the centennial of Daniel Burnham's visionary plan for Chicago and its environs.  Burnham's Plan shaped the city and suburbs for generations of residents and visitors to enjoy. [MORE]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:00pm

Rick Kogan: The Burnham Legacy

Blue Island Public Library

Rick Kogan — popular Chicago Tribune columnist and host of WGN radio's Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan — considers how Burnham’s legacy is a confusing yet wonderful thing. Kogan talks about the city behind the skyscrapers, telling stories of people and a city that exists apart from grand plans. [MORE]

Blue Island Public Library

Open to the public:
M-Th: 9am-9pm; F-Sa: 9am-5pm; Su: 1-5pm


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