Julia Bachrach will give a presentation on the history of design response to changing recreational trends.
Julia Bachrach will present a history of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair
Julia Bachrach will present this history of Jackson Park's 19th century transformations in conjunction with the Newbery Library's new exhibition entitled Pictures from the Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair.
In conjunction with the Associates of the Art Institute’s theme “Inspired by the Past,” Julia Bachrach will present to the Southland Community Associations. This presentation explores Chicago’s collection of murals and paintings in park field houses during the Progressive Era.
During the early 20th century, Chicago’s renowned architects and planners Burnham and Bennett envisioned Grant Park as a magnificent French Renaissance landscape. That dream was finally realized in the 1920s, and since then Chicagoans have enjoyed a sense of Paris by visiting the city’s south lakefront.
In this presentation, Julia Bachrach will share her research, describe naming and other recent efforts to commemorate women’s contributions to Illinois history. She will illuminate the stories of many significant women who overcame great obstacles to achieve success.
Julia Bachrach will tell the inspiring story of how Perkins and Jensen refused to give up until they could be sure their vision for the Cook County Forest Preserves would become a reality.
As cycling enjoys a new Golden Age in our region, this session explores the history of bicycling in Chicago while also examining important contemporary questions. What should be done to assure that bicyclists have the appropriate infrastructure? How are cycling resources being distributed within our neighborhoods? Julia Bachrach will illuminate the evolution of bicycling in Chicago. Chicago Reader columnist John Greenfield and city planner Benet Haller will report on the city’s diverse and growing cycling community, and Maggie Melin of the Active Transportation Alliance will forecast the future of cycling in Chicago. This program is sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Cost: Public $35, CAF Members 28$ Beer and light refreshments (This event is open only to guests 21 years old or older.) Register at architecture.org.
Image: Veledrome in Humboldt Park, 1936, Chicago Park District Records: Photographs, Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Hear fascinating stories about Chicago’s influential women and the process of naming parks in their honor.
This event is sponsored by Park Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society and will be held at Indian Boundary Park. It is free to the public, but RSVP will be required. More information to be announced.
(Photograph: Dr. Margaret Burroughs)
Elgin Alive Series, Gail Borden Library
(Photo: Considered Jens Jensen’s masterpiece, Columbus Park includes iconic waterfalls, ca. 1925, Chicago Park District Records: Photographs Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.)