In the first half of the 20th century, railroads employed and housed large numbers of Mexican immigrants. Dr. Antonio Delgado discusses this vibrant community and the contributions they made to the growth of the Midwest while often facing discrimination and social injustice. Supported by the Illinois Humanities Council.
Learn to make tamales, a traditional pastime enjoyed in many Latin cultures. Chef Joelen Kenny from What’s Cookin, Chicago covers the types of wrappers used, the plethora of filling ideas, techniques on rolling, how to store, cook, and serve. Tasting included.
Ballet Folklórico Nacional brings the ancient traditions, folklore, and customs of Mexico to life. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through exciting dance, vibrant music, and elaborate costumes. Co-sponsored by The Glen Town Center.
The Secret History of Chicago Music with Steve Krakow
Immerse yourself in some of the wildest and most pivotal Chicago bands and musicians of all-time. Join musician, artist, and author Steve Krakow, the man behind the long-running Chicago Reader comic strip The Secret History of Chicago Music, as he shares some of his favorite stories from his book, My Kind of Sound.
What does immigration mean to you, your family, and your community? Join author and University of Chicago urban studies professor Max Grinnell as he shares his personal and professional perspective while presenting a historical context for understanding the importance of immigrant communities and their unique contributions to the Chicagoland area. An engaging evening with time for discussion and questions.
Actors from Glenview’s Oil Lamp Theater present a selection from The Front Page, a comedy about a newspaper reporter and an escaped convict set inside the pressroom of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building. Enjoy an evening of theater and Oil Lamp’s signature cookies.
Author William Hazelgrove tells the story of gangster-era Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression, and the city’s struggle against organized crime and economic hardship to put on the 1933 World’s Fair.
Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman & the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
In 1923, Sabella Nitti, an impoverished immigrant who did not speak English, was on trial for the murder of her missing husband. Author Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, PhD, retells the riveting story of the case against Sabella.
Windy City Trivia Night
Thursday, November 8, 7-8 PM • Location: The Rock House, 1742 Glenview Road
Think you know Chicago? Test your know-how on Windy City sports, geography, and politics for the chance to win prizes. Hosted by What’s With Chicago? author Ellen Shubart. Just drop in.
Married to famous Chicago fur trader John H. Kinzie, Juliette Kinzie lived in the wilderness of the Northwest Territory in the early 19th century. Join Betsey Means from WomanLore as she brings the early days of the frontier to life in this living history performance.
Native American Cultures: Oral Traditions, Music & Food
Dressed in traditional Ojibwa regalia, author Kim Sigafus shares her knowledge of Native people who lived in the Midwest in the 1800s. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, learn about traditional language, music, and foodways, including the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash.
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