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Bus Tour: Inside Devil in the White City

May 10, 2013
$100 per member

Walk in the footsteps of the heroes and villain of The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson’s bestselling story of good and evil at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, with Barbara Geiger. Drive past the Englewood site of H. H. Holmes’s notorious “murder castle” hotel, travel the route he would have taken from there to the fair, and learn about the fate of his wife and daughter. After lunch at Cedars in Hyde Park, explore the fair stories of Daniel H. Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted as you walk the exposition grounds—present-day Jackson Park—viewing Olmsted’s lagoons and Wooded Island, the renovated Japanese Garden, the Charles Atwood–designed Fine Arts Building (now the Museum of Science and Industry), and other remarkable points of interest.

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Daniel Chester French. Statue of the Republic, 1918. Photo by Barbara Geiger.