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Virtual Event

Virtual Tour | The Birth of the Chicago Skyscraper with Geoffrey Baer

Sunday, January 30

The Guild of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join TV host Geoffrey Baer on a virtual tour of Chicago’s architectural history as we learn about the rise of the skyscraper. Chicago is considered the birthplace of the skyscraper, and from the first steel-framed construction to the iconic buildings of its modern skyline, it has impacted how the nation builds.

Mr. Baer is a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and program host for WTTW in Chicago. He is best known as the host and writer of WTTW’s popular feature-length specials about Chicago architecture and history, including “Chicago’s Lakefront,” “Chicago’s Loop: A New Walking Tour,” and “Chicago by L: Touring the Neighborhoods.”

This is a virtual presentation, and the Zoom link will be sent registrants prior to the event.

Individual Ticket: $45
Receive a Zoom link to attend the virtual program. Link will be sent the week of the event.

Sponsorship with Signed Book: $75
Support this event as a sponsor and receive the Zoom link and a copy of the book 10 Buildings That Changed America, signed and personalized by Mr. Baer.

Books will be sent via complimentary shipping within the continental US. They will arrive in mid-February after the program to allow time for personalization.

Questions? Contact Nell McKeown, development events manager, at [email protected]




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30 th

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



$ 45

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Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories