FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition
today at 6:00 am
Since we are all still working to limit the effects of this pandemic as much as possible, I wanted to let everyone know about something that I personally am doing this Friday that everyone can take part in.
I have been running free walking tours through my non-profit “Friends of The White City” since 2014 in conjunction with the Jackson Park Advisory Council.
The tour is meant to showcase Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair also known as The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and nicknamed “The White City”. Anyone who has read Erik Larson’s amazing book, “Devil in The White City” can attest to the significance of this world’s fair on the city of Chicago and it was important enough to be represented as the third star on the current Chicago Flag.
The tour will take visitors to the sites in Jackson Park and The Midway Plaisance where the fair was held and where visitors can still see relics of the fair in the park and at different locations.
Unfortunately, the walking tours have been put on hold during the Covid-19 crisis but Vamonde has been kind enough to feature the tour as one of their Happy Hour Virtual Tours. So I have been working with them over the last week to put together the visuals and materials for the tour and we are planning to go LIVE this Friday!
This Friday, May 15, 2020, the virtual tour will start at 4:00 pm. The tour is FREE but you must register for the tour at the link below. This would be a great experience for those who are homeschooling as a virtual field trip. There won’t be any walking involved but it will be fun just the same. Great thing is that we don’t have to worry about getting rained out!
Date: Friday May 15, 2020
Hope to see you all there!
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