The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Wilmette Public Library  serves the informational, cultural and recreational needs of its residents.   To this end, the Library makes available materials and programs which inform, educate, entertain and enrich its users.


As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Wilmette Public Library is one of 67 venues hosting Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis. For more information on this exhibits and the public programs associated with it throughout the region, click here.

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Centennial Activities

Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:00pm

City Beautiful: Celebrating the Burnham Plan Centennial

Wilmette Public Library

Join Art Historian Jeff Mishur as he explores the Burnham plan along with its origins and sources. Learn about the full scope of the 1909 plan and its relationship to European and American precedents and follow the transition from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the City Beautiful Movement so eloquently manifested in Burnham's plan for Chicago.

Wilmette Public Library


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