Past Event

Chicago from the Ground Up

A Road Scholar Program by Sarah Marcus

Follow the story of Chicago from the ground up as historian Sarah Marcus explores why and how a city was built on the swampy shores of Lake Michigan. Explore the events, trends, and individuals-from William Ogden to Rube Foster, Haymarket Square to Hull-House, and the 1871 fire to the 1968 Democratic National Convention-that have shaped the story of this Midwestern metropolis. Think you already know it already? Even born-and-bred Chicagoans will find something new in a presentation that incorporates maps, photographs, and historical documents to explore lesser-known aspects of familiar stories.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Berniece Tobiaski, 815.344.4385.