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Mini-Class: The 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
$5 for members, $10 non-members

Just twenty years after the Great Fire, the 1893 World’s Fair announced Chicago’s arrival as a world-class city. Join former history teacher Lori Matten for a close reading of some primary source documents and a lively discussion about the Fair. This mini-class will explore the World’s Fair’s architecture, innovations, exhibits, patrons and local connections to H.H. Holmes, “The Devil in the White City.” No previous knowledge is necessary, but advance reservations are required.  This class is now full.  If you would like to receive early notifications of programs, you can receive our monthly email by clicking the "Subscribe" envelope on the lower right hand corner of this  page under "Stay in Touch."  This program is in conjunction with a new lobby exhibit on the 1893 World’s Fair curated by one of the Museum’s summer interns, Julia Pettas.