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Men’s Discussion Group: Giants in the Park—Unveiling the Histories behind Lincoln Park’s Monumental Art
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Members and guests-free. OPEN TO ALL!
Lincoln Park, historically Chicago’s great place of leisure, is also an outdoor art and history museum with its seventeen vintage portrait statues. Using historical photographs and book highlights, this presentation with Krista August, author of Giants in the Park, will feature the histories behind the Couch Tomb, The Alarm, LaSalle, Lincoln, Grant, Fountain Girl (originally named Willard Fountain, and the Eugene Field Memorial). Missing statuary and the park’s cemetery years are touched upon as well. [Giants in the Park was Chicago Writers Association 2011 Book of the Year; Illinois State Historical Society 2014 and 2017 Certificate of Excellence]
Note: this month’s Men’s Discussion Group is open to individuals of all genders.
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