Tag: Devil in The White City

FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

FREE LIVE Virtual Tour of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Since we are all still working to limit the effects of this pandemic as much as possible, I wanted to let everyone know about something that I personally am doing this Friday that everyone can take part in. I have been running free walking tours through my non-profit “Friends of The White City” since 2014... Read more »

Columbia Susan Manak – First Baby Born at the World’s Columbian Exposition

Columbia Susan Manak – First Baby Born at the World’s Columbian Exposition
On October 17, 1892 a group of roughly 60 Inuits from Labrador arrived in Chicago to be part of the Esquimaux Village at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. It was the first of the ethnological exhibits to arrive at the Expo and was given a location inside the Exposition proper rather than on the Midway... Read more »

All Chicago Library Branches closed May 7th for H.H. Holmes Execution Day!

All Chicago Library Branches closed May 7th for H.H. Holmes Execution Day!
Well officially it is closed for a “staff training” day but we lovers of strange Chicago history know better! Born Herman Webster Mudgett and made a household name by Erik Larson’s Book “The Devil in The White City”, he graduated from the University of Michigan College of Medicine in 1884 and thereafter moved to Chicago... Read more »
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