The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Evergreen Park Public Library is an active community center serving the 20,821 residents of Evergreen Park. In addition to its collection of more than 65,000 books, the library offers magazines, cassettes, compact discs, videos, DVDs, large print books and books-on-tape. The library presents cultural and informational programs of interest to the community, and programs that encourage a love of reading in children and young people.
As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Evergreen Park Public Library is one of 67 venues hosting Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis, through November 30, 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

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:00pm

City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial

Evergreen Park 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.
This slide lecture 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]

Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:00pm

Daniel Burnham: Master Planner

Evergreen Park Public Library

Architectural consultant and preservationist Beth Johnson conducts a program about Daniel H. Burnham.

Evergreen Park Public Library

Open to the public:
M-Th: 9am-9pm; F-Sa: 9am-5pm; Su: 12-4pm

Website: http://www.evergreenparklibr...

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