Join us for Chicago Genealogical Society’s Program May 2, 2015!
|Aerial View of Grant Park, Chicago IL
(photography source: www.museumofthecity.org)
In 1836, only three years after Chicago was founded, Chicagoans set aside the first narrow shoreline as public ground and declared it “forever open, clear and free…” Chicago historian and author Dennis H. Cremin reveals that despite such intent, the transformation of Grant Park to the spectacular park it is more than 175 years later was a gradual process. Throughout the book, Dr. Cremin (Professor of History/Director of the Lewis University History Center) shows that while Grant Park’s landscape and uses have changed, the public ground continues to serve as a “calling card to visitors”.