The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Westchester Public Library serves the residents of Westchester Township in northern Porter County, Indiana on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The library comprises the main library in Chesterton, a branch library in Porter, the Westchester Library Services Center in Chesterton and the Westchester Township History Museum, located in Chesterton in the historic Brown Mansion.
The Westchster Public Library is pleased host the  Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metroplis exhibit from June 19 - September 27, 2009 and the August 2 program featuring Carl Smith. 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, or to access the exhibit on-line and learn about Make Big Plans region-wide series of public programs, click here.

Partner Category: Public Agency

Centennial Activities

Exhibit : Friday, June 19, 2009 to Sunday, September 27, 2009

Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis

Westchester Public Library

The Westchester Public Library is hosting Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis at the Westchester History Museum located at 700 W. Porter Ave, Chesterton, Indiana. The exhibit will be on display until September 27 in recognition that Daniel Burnham included the three norwest Indiana counties of Lake, Porter and LaPorte in his historic Plan.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 2:00pm

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City

Westchester Public Library

Westchester Public Library will host Carl Smith, author of The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City. The event will take place at the Westchester Library Service Center at 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton.
Smith will present an illustrated talk describing the fascinating history and central role Burnham's plan played in shaping Chicago and American city life. Copies of his book will be available for signing and for sale. Refreshments will be served.

Westchester Public Library

Open to the public:
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Westchester Township Public Library
100 W. Indiana Ave
Chesterton, IN 46304
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