The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Founded in 1937, the Glencoe Historical Society is devoted to the collection, protection and preservation of items pertaining to the Village of Glencoe, its residents and its formal and informal institutions.  Its collection also includes materials related to Glencoe, Scotland.  In addition to presenting exhibits based on its collection, the historical society also holds informational meetings and social events for residents and visitors.

Partner Category: Cultural Institution or Organization

Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Friday, May 1, 2009 to Saturday, August 1, 2009

Burnham's Backyard

Glencoe Historical Society

The "Burnham's Backyard" exhibit, will look at the role of the 1909 Burnham Plan and the development of the Cook County Forest Preserves' Skokie Lagoons (in Glencoe).  Included will be information on Daniel Burnham, the Plan and the development of the Lagoons. Highlights include artifacts from Burnham-designed buildings on loan from the collection of Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson.


Sunday, May 17, 2009 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Amazing Chase: A Murder Mystery Game

Glencoe Historical Society

Daniel Burnham murdered? By whom? Louis Sullivan? Bertha Palmer? Edward Bennett? Join the Glencoe Historical Society for a fun-filled afternoon (rain or shine) as the society's annual Amazing Chase turns into a mystery based on the board game Clue. Learn about Burnham, Bennett, Palmer and all the players from 1909 (and others) as teams -- families or just groups of friends -- travel around the "board" in downtown Glencoe to find ou t how the architect was killed and by whom. Was it Sullivan in the Village Hall with the tee-square? That's for the teams to figure out! [MORE]

Website: http://www.glencoehistorical...

Glencoe Historical Society
377 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
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