History Center, May 9
Historical Lecture and Virtual Presentation about
Chicago’s Lincoln Park Portrait Statues.
by Krista August, author of the book
Giants in the Park: A Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
Audience members will encounter giants from Lincoln to LaSalle and Grant to Goethe with a virtual sculpture tour of Chicago's largest park. With highlights from her award-winning book, Giants in the Park, author Krista August honors Lincoln Park's bronze heroes with biographical narratives and historical images. She will share the histories behind select monuments—stories about the artists, the benefactors, and the unveiling ceremonies. “Lost” statues and the park’s cemetery years will be touched upon as well.
Copies of Giants in the Park will also be for sale after the program.
A Lincoln Park local, Krista August holds a graduate degree in education from DePaul University. In addition to her lectures, she gives walking tours of Chicago’s historic and modern skyscrapers for the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Thursday, May 9
1:30pm to 2:30pm at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson, Des Plaines
$3 suggested donation
No registration required
Coffee and cookies will be served.
Questions? Please contact Adam or Lori at the History Center, 847-391-5399.
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Supported by the City of Des Plaines, and the Des Plaines Park District, the Des Plaines History Center consists of three facilities: the Visitor Center, the Kinder House, and the Fisher-Wright House.