Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lecture On World’s Columbian Exposition at Glessner House Museum

Glessner House Museum, located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, will host a lecture entitled “The World’s Columbian Exposition – a 120 Year Perspective” on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 7:00pm.

The Columbian Exposition of 1893 remains one of the most legendary events in the history of Chicago. In this presentation by Diane Dillon, director of scholarly and undergraduate programs at the Newberry library, attendees will explore the highlights of the fair that drew 27 million visitors and learn how the fair helped shape the city as it entered the 20th century.

Glessner House Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by Henry Hobson Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, the museum is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.

The Youth’s Companion was one of the 19th century’s most popular periodicals.
This edition was devoted entirely to the World’s Fair.
Admission is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 312-326-1480. The museum is easily accessible by taking the #3 or #4 bus on Michigan Avenue to 18th Street, and then walking 2 blocks east.

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