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Bus Tour

Bus Tour | Chicago Spiritualism

Saturday, September 24

Séances, slate writing, spirit cabinets—these are a few of the tools and tricks mediums like the notorious Bangs Sisters once used to convince Chicagoans they could speak to the dead. These services, which played upon genuine grief, always came with a price. Seek the truth with CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica on this journey through the history of spirits and spiritualism in Chicago.

Tour runs 2.5 to 3 hours and begins and ends at the Chicago History Museum.

Masks are optional on bus tours. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures. 

The Bangs Sisters precipitating a spirit portrait for a sitter, from an advertisement in a November 1905 issue of Reason Magazine. Image via Wikipedia
Photo by Alexia Rodriquez on Unsplash
Undated photograph of Harry Houdini at séance, holding hands. ICHi-022859

The Details



24 th

10:00 a.m.



$ 55

$45 Members

Event Location

Meet at the Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

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