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CGS Annual Meeting

  • 2 Jun 2018
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Newberry Library, 60 West Walton, Chicago IL

Chicago in 1893 and the Columbian Exposition.

People came from all over the world to explore the wondrous Columbian Exposition in Chicago in the summer of 1893, but what else might visitors’ take the time to see or do during their visit? Like Paul Harvey, Donna Primas will tell you “the rest of the story” about city life and the most popular and amazing attractions that vied for tourist dollars (or quarters) circa 1893 Chicago.

Our speaker, Donna Primas, has been giving tours of Chicago in Spanish and English since 1983. In recent years she has been combining tour commentary with fantastic visuals to produce intriguing presentations that give a feel of time and place while revealing little-known stories of Chicago history. She will help us genealogists better visualize life just before the turn of the past century in Chicago!

This FREE program will be held at the Newberry Library at 60 West Walton, Chicago, and begin at 1:30 p.m.

Please note: We will begin the June program with the Society’s Annual General Membership Meeting with the Election of Officers.



Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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