The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Hammond  Public Library is pleased host the Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis from June 30 - December 1, 2009. 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, or to access the exhibit on-line click here.  Information about the Make Big Plans series of public programs at the Hammond Library is listed below.

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Centennial Activities

Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:00am to noon

"Burnham's Chicago," presented by actor Terry Lynch

Hammond Public Library

History comes alive as actor Terry Lynch portrays architect Daniel Burnham at the Hammond Public Library. This is a joint meeting of the Friends of the Library and the Hammond Historical Society. The presentation is free and open to the public. The library is at 564 State Street (between State and Sibley streets, at Sohl Avenue), Hammond, IN. [MORE]

Thursday, July 23, 2009 7:00pm

Discussion of "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson

Hammond Public Library

Participate in a discussion of Erik Larson's best-selling book, Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.  The lure of Daniel Burnham's grand 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (dubbed the White City) is juxtaposed against the sinister World's Fair Hotel, which lured unsuspecting young women to serial killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes.  [MORE]

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