Recent Past Events
On this tour, you will learn about how Humboldt Park served as a “living laboratory” for Prairie style landscape architect Jens Jensen in the early 20th century.
Julia Bachrach will lead “Around the Block Tours” of the Art Institute and Grant Park.
This walking tour will reveal the fascinating history of Grant Park, Chicago’s “Front Yard,” Grant Park.
This bus tour explores significant park artworks and landscape designs representing many fascinating eras.
During this private luncheon program, Julia Bachrach will present “Prairie in the City,” featuring the contributions of Jens Jensen, who is widely considered Dean of Prairie style landscape architecture.
As part of the William & Mary Alumni Association Weekend in Chicago, Julia Bachrach will be the featured guest for the gala dinner during a private charter cruise of Lake Michigan.
On this walking tour, you will make many fascinating discoveries in Lincoln Park, including two historic monuments that were recently reinstalled after having disappeared years ago
This bus tour celebrates important milestones in the history of the city, state, and American history.
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.
This private tour includes two iconic Prairie style properties that were both completed in 1908—Unity Temple and the Garfield Park Conservatory.
In this presentation historian Julia Bachrach will highlight the work of Chicago Jewish architects from the late 1880s through the 1970s.
This presentation by landscape historian Julia Bachrach highlights the fascinating development of Chicago’s parks.