Lecture- Significant Women at Indian Boundary Community Meetings

Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60645

(773) 764.0338


Fee: Free

Age Range: Any

Join us for a lecture, Honoring Significant Local Women in Chicago Parks. In 2004, when the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners asked park historian Julia Bachrach to count the number of parks named in honor of women, she was disappointed with the findings. She discovered that only 22 of approximately 500 parks with official names honored women, and of those, several had been named for developers wives or girls who had died from tragic circumstances. The Board asked Julia to spearhead a project to name parks for significant Chicago women. Since that time, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners has named over 45 additional parks for noteworthy local women. These newly named parks honor women who made contributions as social reformers, artists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, legislators, and philanthropists. In this presentation, Julia will share fascinating stories about Chicago's influential women and the process of naming parks in their honor.

Add to Calendar05/08/2017 07:00 PM05/08/2017 08:30 PMAmerica/ChicagoLecture- Significant Women at Indian BoundaryJoin us for a lecture, Honoring Significant Local Women in Chicago Parks. In 2004, when the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners asked park historian Julia Bachrach to count the number of parks named in honor of women, she was disappointed with the findings. She discovered that only 22 of approximately 500 parks with official names honored women, and of those, several had been named for developers wives or girls who had died from tragic circumstances. The Board asked Julia to spearhead a project to name parks for significant Chicago women. Since that time, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners has named over 45 additional parks for noteworthy local women. These newly named parks honor women who made contributions as social reformers, artists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, legislators, and philanthropists. In this presentation, Julia will share fascinating stories about Chicago's influential women and the process of naming parks in their honor.. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/Lecture--Significant-Women-at-Indian-Boundary/Indian Boundary ParkMM/DD/YYYY

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