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May 4th

Virtual Tour | The Haymarket Affair

05/04 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Join author and historian Paul Durica on a virtual tour of places and spaces pertaining to labor relations, immigration, social protest, and the right to peaceful assembly in times of uncertainty and terror. More

    May 11th

    Virtual Tour | Pilsen Murals

    05/11 4:00–5:00 p.m.

    Take a virtual walk with local guide Luis Tubens and discover the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. More

      May 16th

      Virtual Tour | Union Station

      05/16 1:00–2:00 p.m.

      Join guide Brian Boland to find out why Union Station was once called a “city within a city” and learn the hidden stories that go unseen by thousands each day. More
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        The Passing of a President

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        On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died in the Petersen family’s boarding house in Washington, DC, at 7:22 a.m. The night before, John Wilkes Booth shot him during a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre, and soldiers carried Lincoln across Tenth Street so that he could pass his last moments peacefully and not risk a bumpy carriage ride back to the White House.  After More

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