Celebrating Lincoln Park History

November 5th, 2009by Jill AustinFiled under: Exhibitions

Any day is a good day to celebrate Lincoln Park history, block by block.  As a matter of fact, you can start at the museum, in an exhibition conveniently titled Lincoln Park Block By Block! This has been such a fun exhibition to plan and create, and through the entire process I’ve had the pleasure of working with great people who not only know the deep history of LP, they live it and are dedicated to preserving it for generations to come. It doesn’t get much better than that. 

Tonight we are bringing everyone together to acknowledge the historical and artistic interpretations of Lincoln Park. Join us for a free program at the Chicago History Museum on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative (LPCRI). Five Lincoln Park-based organizations—LPCRI, CHM, DePaul University, Lincoln Park Village, and New Leaf Theatre are coming together under one roof to celebrate Lincoln Park history and the community joie de vivre.

Do you know about New Leaf? It’s a gem of a theatre company based at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, and tonight we will be treated to a performance of the play The Postman Knows Who Shovels. It was inspired by the lives of people who love living in Lincoln Park. What’s not to love? Take in the play, meet our neighbors, mingle with DePaul students, and check out the exhibition. 

We are all about local and community history tonight. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for the performance, tours, and refreshments. You’ll be glad you did.

> Learn more about Lincoln Park Block by Block

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  1. Free Admission on Mondays at Chicago History Museum All Summer | Free Things To Do in Chicago Says:

    [...] Also take in the permanent exhibit about Lincoln Park Block by Block. Lincoln Park is a dynamic neighborhood and home of the Chicago History Museum. For 150 years, Lincoln Park residents and visitors have experienced some of the city’s most historic events—from the opening of the Chicago’s first public beach in 1895 to the riots of the late 1960s. Set on an oversized map, the exhibition invites you to discover the history, culture, and making of Lincoln Park. Share your memories with other visitors, and explore Lincoln Park—a place that constantly remakes itself with a nod to the past and an eye toward the future. Read some great memories in Celebrating Lincoln Park History (11/5/09) [...]

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