Celebrating Lincoln Park History
November 5th, 2009Filed 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.