Past Event

Nature in the White City

A Road Scholar Program by Beth Johnson

The Columbian Exposition of 1893, one of the world’s most popular and immensely influential social and cultural events, focused on new technologies and the development of industry. In this presentation, Beth Johnson explores the expressions of nature during the fair, examining the architecture, landscape design, and plant hierarchy alongside the birth of the forest conservation movement.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact John Baran, c/o Northbrook Historical Society, 847.498.3404.