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Upcoming Chicago Interest Seminars

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, visit Programs and Events and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting September 10, 2016
Saturdays, September 10 - October 29
Led by Diane Dillon
Seminar Description This seminar will explore seven of Chicago’s neighborhoods through a series of readings and walking tours: Streeterville, McCormickville, Printer’s Row, Wicker Park, Old Town, Uptown, and East Rogers Park. We will study the...
Starting September 10, 2016
Saturdays, September 10 - September 17
Led by John Raffetto
Seminar Description The Garfield Park Conservatory on the West Side of Chicago was the concept of Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen; at the time of its completion in 1908, the conservatory was considered revolutionary. This class will...
Starting September 17, 2016
Saturdays, September 17 - November 19
Led by Valerie Wallace
Seminar Description This 10-week workshop will encourage the exploration of Chicago’s cultures, arts, history, and current events through city excursions (optional), in-class writing exercises, and assignments. Attention will be given to the craft...
Starting September 22, 2016
Thursdays, September 22 - October 27
Led by Bill Savage
Seminar Description This seminar examines the life and times of the one person whose power constructed contemporary Chicago: Richard J. Daley, mayor from 1955-1976. O’Hare Airport, the University of Illinois at Chicago, our expressways, the booming...
Starting September 24, 2016
Saturdays, September 24 - October 8
Led by Maurice Champagne
Seminar Description This seminar will explore the myths about the Chicago Fire presented by Richard Bales in his 2002 book, The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow. We will examine his theories and arguments about more...
Starting October 19, 2016
Wednesdays, October 19 - November 9
Led by Ginger Frere & Matt Rutherford
Seminar Description Think the Fire burned your chances for discovering what Chicago was like in its early days? Think again! Come join us as we explore a gold mine of pre-Fire treasures, many drawn from the Newberry’s collection, including maps,...