The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Indian Prairie Public Library is pleased to host the Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis exhibit from June 15 - September 30, 2009. For more information about the exhibit--curated by the Newberry Library--and the list of more than 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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 7:00pm

A Portrait of Daniel Burnham

Indian Prairie Public Library

Historical dramatist R.J. Lindsey, portraying Daniel Burnham, will narrate a slide program detailing the Chicago Fire of 1871, the design of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition, and the Chicago Plan of 1909, Burnham’s development plan for the city. He’ll also speak about the significance of several Burnham designed buildings including the Reliance, Monadnock, Montauck and Rookery. [MORE]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:00pm

City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial

Indian Prairie Public Library

This slide lecture by art historian Jeff Mishur will explore the full scope of the Burnham Plan from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to the City Beautiful Movement, including how Burnham’s Plan reflected earlier European and American designs. [MORE]

Exhibit : Saturday, August 1, 2009 to Friday, October 16, 2009

Daniel Hudson Burnham: In His Nature

Indian Prairie Public Library

Photographs by Tom Krekelberg taken in local forest preserves that vividly capture the peace and tranquility Daniel Burnham envisioned when he incorporated open spaces and parks in his plans will be on display in the library’s upstairs gallery during the month of August 2009. [MORE]

Indian Prairie Public Library

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