10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This seminar will explore the origins and development of several Chicago’s north side parks through a series of walking tours. We will study their evolving goals, landscape designs, and patterns of use, along with their architecture and sculpture. Of particular note will be the relationships between the individual parks and their surrounding neighborhoods and the placement of the parks in the larger history of recreation, sports, and leisure activities. Only the first session will meet at the Newberry.
Diane Dillon is Director of Scholarly, Undergraduate, and Exhibition Programs at the Newberry.
- Julia Sniderman Bachrach’s The City in a Garden (Santa Fe: Center for American Places and University of Chicago Press, 2001); (revised edition, Chicago: Columbia College Press, 2012)
- Available to purchase on Amazon
- ISBN-13: 978-1935195221
- supplemented by a few additional readings
CPDU credit for this course is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $200.