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Chicago History Book Discussion Group – Columbian Exposition (Via Zoom)

Event date: 12/12/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Chicago History Book Discussion Group – Columbian Exposition (Via Zoom)

Edgewater Historical Society and the Chicago Public Library

The 1893 Columbian Exposition was pivotal to Chicago and the nation. Thousands of people traveled through the exhibits, bringing international attention to Chicago. Important inventions like electric lighting, the moving sidewalk and even the zipper were showcased. It was also a time that highlighted disparities, as Native American and Black Chicagoans protested their exclusion and misrepresentation.

Join the Edgewater Historical Society on Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m. for a Zoom discussion of this important part of the city’s history. Titles will be available at the Edgewater Branch Circulation Desk or can be sent to other branches for pick-up. This program is a partnership with the Chicago Public Library.

The books to be discussed are:

  • An Early Encounter with Tomorrow
    By Arnold Lewis
  • Devil in the White City
    By Erik Larson
  • The Fair Women
    By Jeanne Madeline Weimann

How to attend:

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