Historic Chicago Parks: A Research Workshop

Parks and open spaces have played a vital role in Chicago life for centuries. The Chicago Public Library is the repository for an enormous collection of archival plans, drawings, photographs and documents that can help illuminate the history of these fascinating public spaces. Join Julia Bachrach, opens a new window and Johanna Russ, curators of the exhibit From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago’s Public Spaces, for a hands-on virtual workshop that shows how to access and utilize materials from CPL collections to illuminate the history of Chicago’s parks and open spaces.

This event was in conjunction with the exhibit From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago's Public Spaces, on display at Harold Washington Library Center in the 9th floor Exhibit Hall.

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