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Devil in the White City Motor Coach Tour in Chicago

 

Join Osher Executive Director Kim Beck in exploring the compelling true story told by Erik Larson in his best-selling book, The Devil in the White City. The book spotlights two simultaneous events in Chicago history: the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the emergence of serial murderer Dr. Henry H. Holmes. Our day in Chicago begins with a presentation at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, featuring period photographs of the Fair and its central characters. Next, a CAF docent leads a private coach tour to locations and buildings that fairgoers would have experienced. This diverse tour stops at the street that was home to Chicago's business and social elite during the Fair, winds past the home of Fair critic Ida B. Wells, highlights the Midway and the site of the Ferris Wheel, and stops for a short walking tour of the fairgrounds in Jackson Park. Those who have read Erik Larson’s book will learn more about the circumstances surrounding the Fair and Dr. Holmes; those who haven’t will find this tour to be a fascinating introduction to the 1893 World's Fair and the evil Dr. Holmes.

  Sessions  
Sat., Sept. 20
8am-6pm
Location: See note below
Instructor: Kim Beck
$79 Includes lunch, motor coach and private tour guide
Enrollment Limit: 45
Program No. FALL:77
Note: Bus departs at 8am from the North Shore Park N' Ride, Lot 40-75, on the west side of Port Washington Rd., one block north of Silver Spring Rd.

Bus departs at 8:20am from the College Avenue Park N' Ride, Lot 40-20, Southwest corner, on the south side of College Ave. west of I-94
Registration Deadline: Sat., Sept. 20
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For more information, contact:
Kim  Beck, Executive Director, kcb@uwm.edu, 414-227-3321
 

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