The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Southeast Chicago Historical Museum, officially named the James P. Fitzgibbons Memorial Museum, is dedicated to collecting materials and preserving the histories of the Chicago communities of South Chicago, East Side, South Deering, and Hegewisch.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Monday, June 15, 2009 to Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Burnham Plan, Impetus for Change on Chicago's Southeast Side

Southeast Chicago Historical Society

The new exhibit will showcase aspects of the 1909 Burnham Plan in relation to the Southeast side of Chicago and subsequent planning initiatives for the area. Exhibit will include: the Van Vlissingen Plan for Calumet Harbor, Metropolitan Food Center Plan, the Lake Calumet Airport Plan, South Works Development, 134th Street Redevelopment Project, and City of Chicago planning initiatives for the Calumet region and other initiatives uncovered in research. The results will be shared with local schools and social studies teachers. [MORE]

Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The Calumet Celebrates the Burnham Plan

Calumet Ecological Park Association

The Calumet Ecological Park Association will host a special evening of presentations to celebrate the Burnham Plan Centennial. Presentations will focus on different aspects of planning for Calumet from the past through the present and into the future.

Presenters and their topics include: [MORE]

Southeast Chicago Historical Society

Open to the public:
1:00 - 4:00 pm, Thursdays


Calumet Park Field House
9801 S. Avenue G
Chicago, IL 60617
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