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ChicaGO24 Kicks off Summer Tours

05/02/2017

Explore Chicago’s Neighborhoods Over One Weekend

Walk, ride, bike and run on more than 24 expert-led tours around Chicago’s neighborhoods at ChicaGO24, the Chicago History Museum’s weekend summer tour kick-off from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, May 14.

“Tours designed for dog walkers, athletes and other specialized groups offer unique experiences for those looking to enjoy history in their own way,” said Ilana Bruton, public programs manager at the Chicago History Museum.

Highlights include:

  • Street Art and Graffiti Tour. Explore Logan Square’s street art and graffiti with poet and playwright Kevin Coval.
  • Joe on the Go Coffee Tour. Discover the ins and outs of coffee & find out what it’s like to be a master taster at a cupping demo.
  • Gold Coast Running Tour. This running tour, led at a casual pace, features a variety of architectural styles and notable characters from Catholic cardinals to Playboy bunnies.
  • History Puppy Crawl. Discover the history of beautiful Lincoln Park on Chicago’s first walking tour designed exclusively for dog lovers and their canine companions.

Tours are led by expert guides that include curators, historians, artists, authors and specially trained volunteers. Mode of transportation can include: bus, boat, trolley, walking, running, L, bike, dog-friendly walking tours, cemetery walking tours and tours by barrel bus.

Individual tours are available for ticket purchase, and prices vary per tour. All ChicaGO24 tour tickets include complimentary general admission to the Museum on the same day as the scheduled tour.

The Museum offers tours year-round that provide fun and interesting ways for new audiences to discover the city’s history.

Event participants are encouraged to share their adventures with the Museum on Twitter and Instagram @ChicagoMuseum with the hashtag #ChicaGO24. For more information on ChicaGO24, including the full schedule of tours, visit chicagohistory.org/chicago24.



ABOUT THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum, a major museum and research center for Chicago and American history, is located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. The Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is a 2016 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award given to these institutions for their community engagement and having an impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

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