Friday, October 19, 2018
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Begins at Union Stockyard Gate
West Exchange Ave at Peoria Street (4100 south)
Street parking available nearby
Tour led by Dominic Pacyga, Emeritus Professor of History at Columbia College. Pacyga has wide ranging interests in urban development, labor history, immigration, and racial and ethnic relations, and has worked with museums including the Chicago Historical Society, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Field Museum in Chicago on a variety of public history projects. He is the author of numerous publications including, from the University of Chicago Press, Slaughterhouse, and Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago.
The tour will travel through a variety of neighborhoods including Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, Bronzeville, Canaryville, and McKinley Park.
Historical themes to be addressed include: Industrialization and deindustrialization, ethnicity, labor history, housing conditions, and neighborhood development.
Price of tour includes all you can eat pizza and salad buffet at Connie’s Pizza in Bridgeport
Space is limited---Sign up today!
Although this is a bus tour, there will be periodic stops with a minimal amount of walking.
Professional Development Credits Available.
ILCHE Members: $40