Sponsored by the Hyde Park Historical Society and the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, this tour offers a rare and exciting opportunity for a nighttime exploration of Jackson Park. The site of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and iconic work of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is recognized as “Father of American Landscape Architecture; the park is also a fascinating natural haven. Tours will be led by: Julia Bachrach, historian, preservation consultant, and author of several books including The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks; Ray Johnson is a retired police detective who founded the Friends of the White City; and Art Historian Diane Dillon, who wrote her Yale dissertation on the World's Columbian Exposition and curated the 2018 exhibition “Pictures from and Expostion: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair” at the Newberry Library.
Free and open to the public.
Image: Statue of the Republic in Jackson Park. Chicago Public Library Special Collections, Chicago Park District Archives, Photos.