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June 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Details:
2:00 until appr. 3:00 p.m.
Elmhurst City Hall
209 N. York St.

Elmhurst, IL 60126
FREE to Members, $5 Non-Members
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When the World Came to Chicago: The 1893 Columbian Exposition

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is often credited with putting Chicago on the international map, and citizens have long been fascinated with the spectacle of this amazing fair that welcomed more than 27 million visitors. Al Walavich, a lifelong Chicagoan, local historian, and collector will share stories about the planning, construction, and celebration of the fair along with his personal collection of photos and memorabilia. Walavich is a Chicago tour guide who presents the Devil in the White City Tour for the Chicago History Museum and architectural history tours on the Chicago River. Registration required: Online at (Adult Programs section) or call 630-530-6879 Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst More info: or 630-833-1457