Recent Past Events
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.
Focusing on economic, environmental, social, and political factors while highlighting each area’s character, the seminar examines the history, current conditions, and latest urban plans for three fascinating communities.
This private tour, given as part of the Illinois Parks and Recreation Conference, will highlight two fascinating historic parks on Chicago's Northwest Side: Kilbourn and Athletic Field parks.
Prepared on behalf of the Promontory Point Conservancy by Julia Bachrach, the Promontory Point Nomination, a proposed historic district within Chicago’s Burnham Park, will be formally reviewed by the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council (IHSAC).
If statues could talk, what stories would they tell? Statue Stories Chicago has given voices to over two dozen statues throughout the city. Julia Bachrach will lead this Chicago Ideas Week workshop along with writer MT Cozzola, poet Quraysh Ali Lansana, and social media specialist Jessie Jury.
This reception, celebrating the opening of the exhibits, features a panel discussion about the fascinating history of the Stables Building. Panelists include Julia Bachrach and architects Gunny Harboe and Luis Martinez.
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.
Beginning of a 4-week session seminar at the Newberry Library that highlights the fascinating evolution of buildings and structures in Chicago’s parks. Through October 18.