Her Story: Women in Chicago History | Newberry

Her Story: Women in Chicago History

Led by Julia Bachrach. Three sessions, 2 - 4 pm
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesdays, September 18 - October 2

2 - 4 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $160
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $176

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.

Seminar Description

Since the early history of Chicago and Illinois, women’s contributions to the city and the state have often been overlooked. This seminar will explore the lives and work of many significant Chicago women who overcame great obstacles to achieve success. Recent initiatives to honor and recognize the contributions of women – through park names, monuments, and exhibits, for example – will be explored. The third session will meet at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens (1801 South Indiana). The last session of the seminar features a tour of Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens and Widow Clarke House.
Three sessions. E - $160, L - $176

Julia Bachrach, historian and planner, recently established Julia Bachrach Consulting LLC. She previously served as the Chicago Park District’s historian for 28 years. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin. Her books include The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks.

Materials List


  • A course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee due at that time.

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read the file that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email. Please note that the reading is not required, but recommended.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.