Exploring Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Saturday, March 30, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, March 30 – June 1

10 am – Noon

This class is full and registration is closed.
Led by Diane Dillon and Bill Hinchliff

Using the theme of community institutions, we will explore nine Chicago neighborhoods through a series of readings and walking tours. We will begin with the history of each neighborhood’s initial settlement and its changing population and popularity in the years since. Then we will examine the built environment, giving particular attention to residential, landscape, commercial, and institutional architecture, and infrastructure, as well as the community’s distinctive local traditions, from ethnic foods and religious spaces to athletic events and artistic objects.

Diane Dillon is Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs at the Newberry. Bill Hinchliff is an independent scholar and professional tour leader.

Materials List:
No materials are required.

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Ten sessions, $210