Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Walk Through Time - Prairie Avenue, from the Inside

On Sunday, June 8th, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., the Glessner House Museum will hold its annual benefit, A Walk Through Time, offering a Prairie Avenue tour that will include a rare look at the interiors of five privately-owned mansions, including the Harriet Rees , Elbridge G. Keith, William H. Reid, Charles W. Purdy and William Kimball homes, as well as the historic Second Presbyterian Church and the Glessner House itself. The tour will be followed by a silent auction, and a viewing of a new exhibition, Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue, based on the newly published book of the same name. Tickets are $50.00 ($40.00 for Glessner House Museum members), and will be available at the door.

On Friday, June 6th at 7:00 P.M., author William H. Tyre will be at Glessner House to sign copies of Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue, and talk about some of the stories he uncovered during his research. The event is $25.00 ($20.00 for museum members), with all proceeds going directly to support the museum.

RSVP's for both events can be made at 312/326.1480. Information on-line.

No comments: