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Chicago: The Epicenter of Modern Design

Sunday, July 21

See why Chicago was the epicenter of modern and streamlined design during the 1930s and ’40s for the entire country. Join CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones on this design journey to witness where this history was made. Travel by trolley to see where the aesthetic and industrial legacies began, such as the Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward & Co. warehouses, Northerly Island, and the Radio Flyer factory.

Tour runs 2.5–3 hours and makes 3–4 stops with less than a mile of walking. Meet at the Chicago History Museum.

$40, $30 members

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Northerly Island during the 1933 A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, September 9, 1933. ICHi-031117

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21 st

1:00 p.m.



$ 40

$30 Members

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