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Chicago Holiday Traditions

December 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | $3

A Coffee Talk at the Des Plaines History Center 

The Des Plaines History Center’s next guest in their “Coffee Talk” series is art and architecture historian Krista August, presenting “Chicago Holiday Traditions: Old and New” on Thursday, December 13 from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

Ms. August has years of experience both as a historical researcher and tour guide. She is the author of the nonfiction book “Giants in the Park: A Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.” Ms. August’s lecture grew out of a walking tour she used to lead downtown Chicago: “It will be a slide presentation and an adaption of a Millennium Park/Chicago Loop walking tour that I gave a few years back. Downtown Chicago is one of the best places to experience architecture. Since this time of year is often bitter cold, I brought the tour inside. It is a surprising and enchanting subject.” Popular winter traditions Ms. August will discuss include wreathing the Art Institute lions, the holiday train, ice skating at Millennium Park, and the Christkindlmarket.

Holiday treats and warm drinks will be provided.

Attendance is free with a $3.00 suggested donation.

Our next Coffee Talk will feature author William Hazelgrove, best-selling author of Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago, Thursday, January 10 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

The History Center’s Coffee Talk series began in the winter of 2003. It is an adult program meant to invite public participation and discussion on a broad range of historical topics per the History Center’s mission.



December 13, 2018




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