Past Event

Dueling Ethnic Cultures: The Irish Contribution to Chicago's Century of Progress World's Fair 1933 - 34

A Road Scholar Program by Charles F. Fanning

This power point presentation depicts Ireland and Irish America at the Century of Progress. The Irish government opted for high culture: books, paintings, and crafts; while Irish-American entrepreneurs created an "Irish Village" with dancing girls, pubs, and bizarre events. The two visions clashed dramatically. Join Charles Fanning to explore these dueling representations of the Irish culture.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Paul Downing, 773.282.8445.