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Virtual Urban History Seminar

The Urban History Seminar series feature a scholarly presentation followed by lively discussion. Henry Binford, Professor of History at Northwestern University, presents “Cincinnati and the Prehistory of US City Planning.” The Zoom session will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. and concluding by 8:15 p.m. RSVP is required.   This session is More

Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. The tour weaves the history of Pilsen with vibrant large-scale murals and lived personal experiences. Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours.  Masks are optional for our outdoor walking tours. Learn more about our More

Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. The tour weaves the history of Pilsen with vibrant large-scale murals and lived personal experiences. Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours.  Masks are optional for our outdoor walking tours. Learn more about our More

Walking Tour | Hyde Park Viaduct Murals

Join teaching artist Juarez Hawkins for a lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most engaging neighborhoods. Take a close look at public art that tells distinctive stories about Chicago and its history, including Astrid Fuller’s Spirit of Hyde More

Walking Tour | Union Station

Take a closer look at one of America’s last great railway terminals, which bustles with activity day and night. Find out why it was once called “a city within a city” and learn the hidden stories that go unseen by thousands each day. Tour runs 1.5–2 hours.  As per the CDC, masks are recommended inside More

Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast. Gaze at ornate architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, step onto a rare wood-block alleyway, and take in Chicago’s early mansions, including the Archbishop’s Residence. Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours.  Masks are optional for our outdoor walking tours. Learn More

Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast. Gaze at ornate architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, step onto a rare wood-block alleyway, and take in Chicago’s early mansions, including the Archbishop’s Residence. Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours.  Masks are optional for our outdoor walking tours. Learn More

Walking Tour | Bronzeville

The Great Migration made its biggest impact on Chicago in Bronzeville, which became the center of African American culture from the 1920s through the 1950s. Join guide Bernard Turner on this walking tour that features stops such as the Walk of Fame, landmarks, neighborhood art, and stories about the history and culture of this South More

Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

Chicago is famous for blues music. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became popular around the world, and for More

Bus Tour | Chicago Blues

Chicago is famous for blues music. During the Great Migration, African Americans moved from southern states to northern states and brought blues music with them. As they settled into their new lives in cities, the music changed to reflect those places. In Chicago, it was electrified. Blues music became popular around the world, and for More

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