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Wednesdays and Fridays, July 6 - September 28 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Extended through September! In this popular living history tour, you will play the role of a prospective candidate, hoping to fill one of the household’s domestic service vacancies.
Fridays, July 6 - October 26 2 - 5 p.m.
Through visits to the Gold Coast neighborhood’s churches and watering holes we will discuss Chicago’s history of prohibition and highlight the main characters in the City’s Temperance movement.
Saturdays, September 8 - October 13 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 22 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (approx.)
Our fall travel tour will visit the historic and artistic sites of Grand Rapids, Michigan including the Meyer May House, the Meijer Gardens and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Saturday, September 29 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music and unearth quirky, fun facts about the origins of American whiskey culture as you sip and sample food and drink pairings.
Sunday, October 7 8:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday, October 10 6 - 8 p.m.
This year’s Signature Lecture continues our exploration of women and design by examining the role women played in the rise of the luxurious mansion in the Gilded Age.
Saturday, October 13 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Magician Sean Masterson delights all ages, imaginatively combining sleight-of-hand, mind-blowing illusions and audience participation.
Thursday, October 18 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Jeannine Falino will discuss the ascent of the City’s emerging industrialists and the solidification of their new wealth through the purchase of homes, furnishings, and portraits.
October 19, 20, 26, & 27 7 - 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, October 19 - 27 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach will lead the way as you discover Lincoln Park’s macabre history as a vast, windswept burial site.
Tuesday, October 23 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Opera at the Marble Palace! Experience the opulent music of the Gilded Age with Tchaikovsky’s last opera.