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**CANCELLED** Chicago's Fabulous Fountains

Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

  • 13 March 2020
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 4/6/2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Export event

A lecture/slideshow presented by Greg Borzo takes you on a tour of Chicago's fabulous fountains. Chicago is home to 130 outdoor public fountains. They splish and splash in fun, artistic and often surprising ways with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories to tell. Who built them and why? What do they represent? This lavishly illustrated presentation tours Chicago’s wet and wild side filled with art, architecture, history and mystery with author Greg Borzo.

$15 suggested donation (non-members) helps support our Enrichment Series.

Nineteenth Century Club Auditorium
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301 (Map)


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