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Garden of the Dead

Tuesday, October 17 — Tuesday, October 17

Sold Out! Chicago’s early dead were trafficked into and out of its first municipal graveyard, the Chicago City Cemetery. Pamela Bannos of the Hidden Truths project shares stories of grave robbers, improper burials, and the confusion that led to the creation of Lincoln Park. Before midnight strikes, explore the gone-but-not-forgotten-history buried in the Museum’s backyard.

$35, $30 members

Meet at the Chicago History Museum. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight. Tours run 1.5–2 hours

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Image of the Couch family tomb in Lincoln Park, Chicago, c. 1903. DN-0000376, Chicago Daily News collection, CHM
Map titled Plan of Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, 1879
David Kennison memorial boulder in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1909.

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17 th

8:00 PM



$ 35

$30 Members

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Chicago History Museum 

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