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									Chicago Neighborhood Tours 2008
     Discover the World in Our Backyard




       City of Chicago • Richard M. Daley, Mayor
  Dear Friends:
  Discover a unique way to enjoy Chicago’s exciting and diverse
  communities with Chicago Neighborhood Tours. These half-day
  bus excursions highlight the history, stories, traditions and
  most importantly, the people of our great city, with tours
  departing weekly from the Chicago Cultural Center.

  Seek out artistic havens. Uncover the history of local
  landmarks. Browse unique shopping areas. Experience
  multicultural sights and flavors. Explore Chicago firsthand
  with local tour guides who share their stories with you along
  the way.

May 1 our city!
  Enjoy
June 12
  Sincerely,
September 28



  Mayor
Experience Chicago’s Heart and Soul
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Three Types of Tours
               NEIGHBORHOOD TOURS YEAR-ROUND Mine the city’s hidden gems,
               its neighborhoods. From South Side neighborhood Beverly on the
               new Beautiful Beverly tour to historic parks on the new Garfield


    1          Park & Beyond tour, Neighborhood Tours showcase the arts,
               culture, history and people of Chicago.
               Approximately 4 hours long, Neighborhood Tours include light
               refreshments. Admission: Adults $30; Seniors 65+/Students with
               valid ID/Children 8–18 $25




               SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS YEAR-ROUND Enjoy guides’ expertise
               ranging from the 1893 World’s Fair on the popular The White
               City tour to multicultural Chicago on the Greek Chicago, Threads


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               of Ireland and Polish Chicago tours. Marvel at places of worship
               on the Chicago’s Magnificent Churches tour or visit the final
               resting places of illustrious citizens on the Great Cemeteries of
               Chicago tour.
               Approximately 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours long, Special Interest Tours
               include lunch. Admission: Adults $50; Seniors 65+/Students with
               valid ID/Children 8–18 $45



               SUMMERTIME SAMPLER TOURS DAYS VARY, MEMORIAL DAY
               THROUGH LABOR DAY Choose to sample the charms and histories
               of three diverse neighborhoods or tour monumental public art on


    3          these guided tours. From the Greek Town, Chinatown & Little
               Italy tour to the new Chicago Public Art tours, Summertime
               Sampler tours are the perfect introduction to Chicago
               communities.
               Approximately 3 hours long. Admission: Adults/Seniors
               65+/Students with valid ID/Children 8–18 $20
               (no additional discounts)



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Tours conducted by motorcoach and foot; tours with the most walking are denoted
Reservations Recommended

Three Ways to Book Your Tour
      1. By Phone                                  312.742.1190
      2. Online                                    www.ChicagoNeighborhoodTours.com
      3. In Person                                 Shop at the Cultural Center
                                                   77 E. Randolph Street


    Neighborhood Tours
    Adults $30; Seniors 65+/Students with valid ID/Children 8–18 $25
    Light Refreshments Included
    Special Interest Tours
    Adults $50; Seniors 65+/Students with valid ID/Children 8–18 $45
   May 1 Included
    Lunch
   June 12
    Summertime Sampler Tours
    General $20; No
   September 28 senior/student discounts
    Cash, American Express, MasterCard or Visa are accepted. Personal
    checks are not accepted.
    All tours are conducted by motorcoach and by foot, and depart from the
    Chicago Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph Street). Please check-in at
    9:30 a.m. in the room located behind the Randolph Café. Neighborhood
    Tours and Special Interest Tours depart at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, from
    January 26 through November 22 (except on major holiday weekends).
    Summertime Sampler Tours depart at 10 a.m. on varying days (see
    page 30–31), from Memorial Day through Labor Day.



      Gift certificates are available.
      For groups of 30 or more, call 312.742.1190.
      For more information on Chicago, visit www.cityofchicago.org/Tourism.
      Chicago Neighborhood Tours is presented by the Chicago Office of Tourism, a division of the Chicago
      Department of Cultural Affairs.


Note: All tour ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable. Cancellations and no shows are charged in full. All tours are subject to change in price, schedule
and itinerary without notice. Visits to churches are subject to change, based on availability. Limited seating for persons with disabilities is available on a first
come, first served basis. Chicago Neighborhood Tours reserves the right to accept, decline or remove any person as a member of the tour, and is not responsible
for any losses or damages to personal property, or for injuries, expenses or damages incurred or claimed by any tour members.
                    2008 Tour Schedule
January                                     May
26: Taste of the Neighborhoods SP          17: The White City SP
                                           27: Humboldt Park, Wicker Park
                                               & Ukrainian Village SS
February                                   29: Greek Town, Chinatown
                                               & Little Italy SS
 2:   Chicago’s Magnificent Churches SP    31: Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
 9:   South Shore Neighborhoods NT         31: The Great Chicago Fire SP
16:   The White City SP
23:   Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
                                            June
March                                       4: Chicago Neighborhoods: Public Art in
                                               Communities South SS NEW!
                                            5: Greek Town, Chinatown
 1: Threads of Ireland SP
                                               & Little Italy SS
 8: The White City SP
                                            7: Chicago’s Magnificent Churches SP
15: Polish Chicago SP
 May 1                                      7: Great Cemeteries of Chicago SP
29: Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
 June 12
29: Greek Chicago SP
                                           10: Uptown, Andersonville
                                               & Lincoln Square SS
 September 28                              12: Greek Town, Chinatown
                                               & Little Italy SS
April                                      14: Hyde Park & Kenwood NT
                                           14: Wicker Park & Bucktown NT
 5:   Wicker Park & Bucktown NT            18: Chicago Neighborhoods: Public
12:   Hyde Park & Kenwood NT                   Art in Communities West SS
19:   The White City SP                         NEW!
19:   Historic Bronzeville NT              19: Greek Town, Chinatown
                                               & Little Italy SS
26:   Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
                                           21: The White City SP
26:   Little Italy NT
                                           21: Devon Avenue NT
                                           24: Little Italy, Pilsen & Little Village SS
                                           26: Greek Town, Chinatown
May                                            & Little Italy SS
                                           28: Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
 3: Pullman Historic District NT
 3: Garfield Park & Beyond NT NEW!
10: Beautiful Beverly NT NEW!

 SP – Special Interest Tour               *Denotes tours with the most walking; all tours
 NT – Neighborhood Tour                   include walking
 SS – Summertime Sampler Tour             Neighborhood Tours include light refreshments.
                                          Special Interest Tours include lunch.
July                                           August
 2: Chicago Neighborhoods: Public Art in       21: Greek Town, Chinatown
    Communities Near North SS                      & Little Italy SS
    NEW!                                       23: Polish Chicago SP
 3: Greek Town, Chinatown                      23: The White City SP
    & Little Italy SS                          27: Chicago Neighborhoods: Public Art in
 8: Humboldt Park, Wicker Park                     Communities Near North SS
    & Ukrainian Village SS                           NEW!
10: Greek Town, Chinatown                      28: Greek Town, Chinatown & Little Italy SS
    & Little Italy SS
12: Pilsen & Little Village NT
12: Pullman Historic District NT
16: An American Art American City              September
    Public Art Tour SS NEW!
17: Greek Town, Chinatown                       6:   Historic Bronzeville NT
    & Little Italy SS                           6:   Chicago’s Magnificent Churches SP
19: Great Cemeteries of Chicago SP             13:   Pilsen & Little Village NT
19: Little Italy NT                            13:   Great Cemeteries of Chicago SP
22: Uptown, Andersonville                      20:   Pullman Historic District NT
    & Lincoln Square SS                        20:   Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
24: Greek Town, Chinatown                      27:   Threads of Ireland SP
    & Little Italy SS                          27:   The White City SP
26: Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
26: The White City SP
30: Chicago Neighborhoods: Public
    Art in Communities South SS
                                               October
    NEW!
                                                4:   Hyde Park & Kenwood NT
31: Greek Town, Chinatown
    & Little Italy SS                           4:   Little Italy NT
May 1                                          11:   The Great Chicago Fire SP
June 12                                        18:   Literary Chicago SP
                                               18:   Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
August
September 28                                   25:   Wicker Park & Bucktown NT
                                               25:   The White City SP
 2: Literary Chicago SP
 5: Little Italy, Pilsen & Little Village SS
 7: Greek Town, Chinatown
    & Little Italy SS                          November
 9: Devon Avenue NT
 9: Great Cemeteries of Chicago SP              1:   Greek Chicago SP
13: Chicago Neighborhoods: Public Art in        8:   Beautiful Beverly NT NEW!
    Communities West SS NEW!                   15:   South Shore Neighborhoods NT
14: Greek Town, Chinatown                      22:   Taste of the Neighborhoods SP
    & Little Italy SS
16: Garfield Park & Beyond NT
    NEW!
16: Taste of the Neighborhoods SP              December
19: Humboldt Park, Wicker Park
    & Ukrainian Village SS                     No Tours

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  Neighborhood Tours
   Chicago, Illinois      5     Enjoy our city!




   Discover the world in our backyard with a Chicago
Neighborhood Tour.   5 Book today at 312.742.1190 or
         www.ChicagoNeighborhoodTours.com.
Beautiful Beverly                       New in 2008!
May 10 5 November 8 5 10 a.m.–3 p.m.




                                 A
 Tour Highlights                      mong Chicago’s gems is the South
 Presentation and                     Side neighborhood of Beverly, filled
 Discussion at a                      with tree-lined streets, historic homes,
 Historic Home
                                 beautiful parks, lovely churches and
 Light Refreshments
 Included
                                 family-owned businesses. See one of the
                                 largest concentrations of Walter Burley
                                 Griffin–designed homes in the country. Visit
                                 Beverly’s shopping district, and delight in a
                                 discussion and tour of a historic home.




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Devon Avenue
June 21 5 August 9 5 10 a.m.–2 p.m.




                                 W
 Tour Highlights                        hile Devon Avenue’s surrounding
 Traditional Indian                     neighborhoods feature many cultures,
 Welcome, Discussion/                   this tour spotlights the area’s vibrant
 Dance/Demonstration at
 the Indo-American Center        Indian community. It begins with a
 Guided Walking Tour of
                                 traditional welcome at the Indo-American
 Devon Avenue                    Center. On a guided walking tour, shop
 Light Refreshments              international grocery stores, delis, jewelers
 Included                        and sari stores. Revisit the Indo-American
                                 Center for a discussion of Indian culture in
                                 Chicago, and a traditional Indian dance
                                 and sari-wrapping demonstration.


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Garfield Park & Beyond                                            New in 2008!
May 3 5 August 16 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 I
 Tour Highlights                    n honor of the Terra Foundation for
 Tour Garfield Park                 American Art initiative, American Art
 Conservatory and the               America City, celebrate the Centennial
 Park’s Field House
                                 of the Garfield Park Conservatory with this
 Visit Hamilton Park and
 Sherman Park District
                                 guided Garfield Park tour including
 Field Houses                    artworks by preeminent American artists.
 Light Refreshments              Stop at the park’s striking, gold-domed
 Included                        field house, with time to wander the Market
                                 Place** featuring organic produce and
                                 more. During visits to historic field houses
                                 at Hamilton Park and Sherman Park, view
 **subject to availability
                                 Progressive-era murals.

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Historic Bronzeville
April 19 5 September 6 5 10 a.m.–2 p.m.




                                 V
 Tour Highlights                      isit one of the country’s most
 Guided Tour of DuSable               influential African American
 Museum of African                    communities of the 20th century to
 American History
                                 explore its history and modern-day
 Discussion/Tour at Little
 Black Pearl Art and
                                 renaissance. Travel through Bronzeville’s
 Design Center                   tree-adorned streets before a delightful
 Presentation at Gallery         guided tour at DuSable Museum of African
 Guichard                        American History. Following a tour and
 Light Refreshments              discussion at Little Black Pearl Art and
 Included                        Design Center, visit Gallery Guichard, one
                                 of the neighborhood’s newest galleries.


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Hyde Park & Kenwood
April 12 5 June 14 5 October 4 5 10 a.m.–2 p.m.




                                 E
 Tour Highlights                      xperience two charming lakefront
 Guided Tour of The                   neighborhoods, Hyde Park and
 Oriental Institute Museum            Kenwood. View the distinct
 Tour of St. Thomas the          architectural styles of historic homes and
 Apostle Catholic
 Church**
                                 Hyde Park’s St. Thomas the Apostle
                                 Catholic Church, designed by noted
 Visit Rockefeller
 Memorial Chapel**               architect Barry Byrne. Enjoy a guided tour
 Osaka Garden Walk-              at the Oriental Institute Museum and a
 through (weather                short visit to view Rockefeller Memorial
 permitting)                     Chapel. At tour’s end, walk through the
 Light Refreshments              enchanting Osaka Garden in Jackson Park’s
 Included
                                 Wooded Island.
 **subject to availability

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Little Italy
April 26 5 July 19 5 October 4 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 S
 Tour Highlights                      outhern Italians and Sicilians settled
 Visit The Shrine of Our              Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood,
 Lady of Pompeii**                    which boasted the city’s largest Italian
 Guided Walk of Little Italy     population in the late 1800s. Discover this
 Jane Addams Hull-House          heritage at the Shrine of Our Lady of
 Museum Tour/Discussion          Pompeii during a short discussion and on
 Light Refreshments              a neighborhood walking tour that includes
 Included
                                 Taylor Street, the main thoroughfare. A
 **subject to availability
                                 private tour and discussion at the Jane
                                 Addams Hull-House Museum, a national
                                 historic landmark, concludes the afternoon.


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Pilsen & Little Village
July 12 5 September 13 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 P
 Tour Highlights                       ilsen and Little Village form one of the
 Pilsen Mural Tour                     nation’s largest Mexican and Mexican
 Visit 26th Street in Little           American communities. Absorb their
 Village                         culture and heritage on a guided walking
 Visit the National Museum       tour of Pilsen to view the area’s colorful
 of Mexican Art                  murals. In Little Village, browse one of the
 Light Refreshments              city’s liveliest shopping districts 26th
 Included
                                 Street. Wrap up at the nation’s largest
                                 Latino museum, the National Museum of
                                 Mexican Art.



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Pullman Historic District
May 3 5 July 12 5 September 20 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 A
 Tour Highlights                      national historic landmark, Pullman
 Visit the Historic Pullman           Historic District was the site of George
 Foundation Visitor Center            M. Pullman’s late-1800s model town
 Guided Walking Tour of          built to house his Pullman Palace Car
 Pullman
                                 Company workers. Begin this exploration
 Stop at Pullman United          at the Pullman Visitor Center. Embark on
 Methodist Church
 (Greenstone Church)**           a comprehensive walking tour that includes
 Visit Hotel Florence            the Greenstone Church, and the renowned
                                 Hotel Florence for a tour and restoration
 Light Refreshments
 Included                        update.
 **subject to availability



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South Shore Neighborhoods
February 9 5 November 15 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 S
 Tour Highlights                      outh Shore neighborhoods boomed
 Tour the South Shore                 after the 1893 World’s Columbian
 Cultural Center                      Exposition, becoming home to a
 Stop at Saint Philip Neri       prosperous middle class. Today’s tour finds
 Catholic Church**
                                 the area alive with cultural, historical
 Discussion/Preview at eta       and architectural treasures. Go inside the
 Creative Arts Foundation
                                 sprawling historic landmark South Shore
 Light Refreshments
 Included                        Cultural Center on a guided tour. Stop at
                                 Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church for a
 **subject to availability
                                 discussion. Tour eta Creative Arts
                                 Foundation, a leading African American
                                 theater company, and join a discussion.

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Wicker Park & Bucktown
April 5 5 June 14 5 October 25 5 10 a.m.–2 p.m.




                                 F
 Tour Highlights                     ull of verve, Wicker Park and Bucktown
 Tour St. Hedwig’s                   offer visitors a charismatic, eclectic
 Catholic Church** in                mix of art, architecture and culture. At
 Bucktown
                                 beautiful St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in
 Guided Walk of Wicker
 Park Historic District
                                 Bucktown, take a short tour and discuss
                                 the church’s architecture. Spend personal
 Light Refreshments
 Included                        time in fashionable boutiques and shops.
 **subject to availability
                                 Explore Historic Wicker Park on an
                                 architectural walking tour highlighting area
                                 homes and mansions.



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Pilsen & Little Village
June 9 5 September 8 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




               Special Interest Tours
                   Chicago, Illinois        5      Enjoy our city!



                                 O
 Tour Highlights                    ne of the nation’s largest Mexican and
 Pilsen Arts District               Mexican American populations lives in
 Tour/Discussion                    the adjoining Pilsen and Little Village
 Visit 26th Street in Little  neighborhoods. Experience the area’s
 Village
                              culture and heritage on a walking tour and
 Visit Mexican Fine Arts      discussion of the arts initiative in Pilsen.
 Center Museum
                              Visit Little Village’s 26th Street corridor.
 Light Refreshments Discover the world in our backyard with a
                              View            murals adorning both
 Included Special Interest Tour. colorfultoday at 312.742.1190 or areas.
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                              Latino museum, the Mexican Fine Arts
                              Center Museum.


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Chicago’s Magnif icent Churches
February 2 5 June 7 5 September 6 5 10 a.m.–3 p.m.




                                 J
 Tour Highlights                      oin architectural expert Thomas
 Second Presbyterian                  O’Gorman on visits to three Chicago
 Church Tour**                        churches. With two churches to be
 Two to Three Additional         decided, the tour starts at the historic
 Church Stops**
                                 Second Presbyterian Church, located in the
 Lunch Included                  city’s Prairie Avenue Historic District. Its
 **subject to availability       Arts and Crafts interior, featuring Tiffany
                                 glass windows and Frederic Clay Bartlett
                                 murals, represents one of Chicago’s finest
                                 examples of architect Howard van Doren
                                 Shaw’s work.
                                 Photography by Martin Cheung, Courtesy of Friends of Historic Second Church.


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Great Cemeteries of Chicago
June 7 5 July 19 5 August 9 5 September 13 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 V
 Tour Highlights                       enture to the city’s North Side to visit
 June 7                                grand cemeteries. Historian Albert
 Graceland Cemetery                    Walavich highlights the stunning
 July 19                         architecture and art found in these final
 Rosehill Cemetery
                                 resting places of Chicago’s social leaders,
 August 9                        politicians, business leaders and everyday
 Bohemian National &
 Montrose cemeteries             citizens. Comfortable shoes are
 September 13                    recommended due to extensive walking. A
 Graceland Cemetery              box lunch is included on each tour. (Note
                                 cemeteries to be visited on specific dates
                                 at left.)


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The Great Chicago Fire
May 31 5 October 11 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 T
 Tour Highlights                      he Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is
 Tour Chicago Fire                    among American history’s most
 Academy**                            celebrated disasters. Travel the fire’s
 Visit Mrs. O’Leary’s            route with historian Albert Walavich.
 Homestead Site
                                 Uncover the myths and facts. Commence at
 Stop at Historic Water          the former site of Mrs. O’Leary’s homestead,
 Tower
                                 today’s Chicago Fire Academy. Continue to
 Chicago History Museum
 Slide Presentation/Tour         the Historic Water Tower landmark, the only
                                 public building to survive the fire. End at
 Lunch at Orso’s Italian
 Restaurant Included             the Chicago History Museum. See a brief
 **subject to availability       slide presentation and view the museum’s
                                 permanent Great Chicago Fire exhibit.

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Greek Chicago
March 29 5 November 1 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 C
 Tour Highlights                      ommunity experts Faye and Harold
 Visit Annunciation Greek             Peponis put the history, customs and
 Orthodox Cathedral**                 religion of Chicago’s Greek citizens into
 Private Tour/Discussion at      perspective on this fascinating tour. At
 Jane Addams Hull-House
 Museum                          Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
                                 explore the Greek Orthodox religion. Enjoy
 Tour Hellenic Museum
 and Cultural Center             a private tour and discussion at the Jane
 Lunch at a Greek Town           Addams Hull-House Museum. Savor lunch
 Restaurant Included             in Greek Town before visiting the Hellenic
 **subject to availability       Museum and Cultural Center.



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Literary Chicago
August 2 5 October 18 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 D
 Tour Highlights                      iscover fascinating stories surrounding
 Tour the Fine Arts                   well-known authors, playwrights and
 Building                             poets. Hear how Chicago and its
 Visit Former                    neighborhoods inspired their art. Noted
 Neighborhoods of Notable
 Writers
                                 Chicago historian Albert Walavich leads a
                                 short tour at the Fine Arts Building on
 Lunch at a Local
 Restaurant Included             South Michigan Avenue before touring
                                 neighborhoods that highlight the city’s
                                 influence on these notable writers.




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Polish Chicago
March 15 5 August 23 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 J
 Tour Highlights                     oin guide Jan Lorys, the Polish
 Guided Tour/Discussion at           Museum of America’s executive
 St. John Cantius Catholic           director, to learn why Polish immigrants
 Church**
                                 flocked to Chicago. For a tour and
 Guided Tour of The Polish
 Museum of America
                                 discussion, visit St. John Cantius Catholic
                                 Church built in 1893. Travel along
 Lunch at Red Apple
 Restaurant Included             Milwaukee Avenue to see the “Polish
 **subject to availability
                                 Triangle,” and break for lunch in a recently
                                 established Polish neighborhood. Close with
                                 a guided tour and discussion at the Polish
                                 Museum of America, with time to explore
                                 on your own.

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Taste of the Neighborhoods
Tour Dates Below 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 A
 Tour Dates**                         ccompany ethnic food guide Evelyn
 January 26                           Thompson on this unique and popular
 February 23                          tour of several Chicago restaurants.
 March 29
                                 Taste a variety of ethnic foods and desserts.
 April 26
 May 31
                                 Sort out the differences, similarities and
 June 28                         preparations of entrées and more.
 July 26                         Restaurant and dessert destinations change
 August 16                       every two months.
 September 20
 October 18
 November 22
 **stops vary by date


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Threads of Ireland
March 1 5 September 27 5 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                 C
 Tour Highlights                      hicago’s Irish citizenry played a vital
 Visit Holy Name                      role in early American history. Join
 Cathedral**                          author Tom O’Gorman for an
 Tour/Discussion at Holy         exploration of Irish Chicago. The Near
 Family Church**
                                 North Side Holy Name Cathedral and Holy
 Tour Irish American             Family Church located on the Near West
 Heritage Center
                                 Side are included. Drive through the
 Lunch at a Local Irish Pub
 Included                        historically Irish Bridgeport neighborhood to
                                 understand why Irish immigrants settled in
 **subject to availability
                                 the area. Conclude with a tour at the Irish
                                 American Heritage Center.


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The White City
February 16 5 March 8 5 April 19 5 May 17 5 June 21 5 July 26
August 23 5 September 27 5 October 25 5 10 a.m.–3 p.m.




                                 R
 Tour Highlights                      elive the excitement of the 1893
 Chicago Cultural Center              World’s Columbian Exposition, which
 Slide Presentation/                  brought 27 million visitors to Chicago
 Discussion
                                 to marvel at “The White City.” Noted
 Visit Jackson Park,
 Midway Plaisance and
                                 historian and guide, Bill Hinchliff, Diane
 Osaka Garden                    Dillon or Albert Walavich, begins with a
 Visit Chicago History           fascinating narration and photographic
 Museum                          slide presentation at the Chicago Cultural
 Lunch at a Local                Center. Travel to the original fairground,
 Restaurant Included             Jackson Park, stopping at Wooded Island,
                                 the Statue of the Republic and other
                                 related sites along the way. Visit the
                                 Chicago History Museum at tour’s end.
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Summertime Sampler Tours
         Chicago, Illinois      5      Enjoy our city!



   Acquaint yourself with three unique neighborhoods during a
 single tour or focus on public art in select neighborhoods on four
new tours.  5 From Memorial Day through Labor Day; days vary,
 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 Admission $20 (additional discounts
         excluded) 5 Book today at 312.742.1190 or
              www.ChicagoNeighborhoodTours.com.
Summertime Sampler Tours
Thursdays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day
GREEK TOWN, CHINATOWN & LITTLE ITALY 5 May 29 • June 5 • June 12 •
June 19 • June 26 • July 3 • July 10 • July 17 • July 24 • July 31 • August 7
• August 14 • August 21 • August 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Traverse Near West Side neighborhoods Greek Town and Little Italy to see
where early immigrants resided after arriving in America. In nearby
Chinatown, browse shops on your own after a short tour.


Three Tours—alternating every other Tuesday, from Memorial Day through
Labor Day:
HUMBOLDT PARK, WICKER PARK & UKRAINIAN VILLAGE 5 May 27 • July 8 •
August 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Discover the unique histories, traditions and stories of these three
neighborhoods. See the distinct homes, churches and parks in each.
Gather in the heart of Wicker Park for self-exploration.


LITTLE ITALY, PILSEN & LITTLE VILLAGE 5 June 24 • August 5,
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sample Little Italy, the charming home to generations of Italians. Hear
about Pilsen’s Bohemian roots and modern-day Mexican and Mexican
American community, shared with nearby Little Village. Browse Little
Village’s 26th Street shopping district on your own.


UPTOWN, ANDERSONVILLE & LINCOLN SQUARE 5 June 10 • July 22,
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Uncover the multicultural legacies and intriguing histories of these Far
North Side neighborhoods. Time is allotted to explore Clark Street in
Andersonville and the shops along Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square.




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Chicago Public Art Tours
 CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS: PUBLIC ART IN COMMUNITIES 5 NEW IN 2008!
 June 4 • June 18 • July 2 • July 16 • July 30 • August 13 •
 August 27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
 From historical statues and monuments to contemporary artworks,
 and highlighting the City’s own collection, these tours illustrate why
 Chicago is considered “an open-air museum.” Follow a Chicago Public
 Art Program staff member to South, West or Near North neighborhoods
 to discuss the role that public art plays there, and visit a broad range
 of artworks representing distinct eras and artistic genres.
 Tours and Dates
 June 4, July 30                 Public Art in Communities – South
 June 18, August 13              Public Art in Communities – West
 July 2, August 27               Public Art in Communities – Near North



            AMERICAN ART AMERICAN CITY PUBLIC ART TOUR 5 NEW IN
            2008! July 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
 Focusing on artwork, primarily created before 1980, this tour examines
 Chicago’s rich legacy of public art and its patronage. This civic impulse
 to beautify the urban environment has been a Chicago hallmark since the
 city’s founding. Observe various historic artworks citywide and discuss
 their historical and contemporary contexts.


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                                  Chicago Office of Tourism
                                  Chicago Cultural Center
                                  78 E. Washington Street
                                  Chicago, IL 60602
       City of Chicago            www.cityofchicago.org/Tourism
   Richard M. Daley, Mayor
                                  Chicago Neighborhood Tours
 Department of Cultural Affairs   312.742.1190
 Lois Weisberg, Commissioner      TTY: 312.744.2947
                                  www.ChicagoNeighborhoodTours.com
                                  info@chicagoofficeoftourism.org

                                  Chicago Neighborhood Tours is presented by the
                                  Chicago Office of Tourism, a division of the Chicago
                                  Department of Cultural Affairs.




                                  Sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism 12/07 55M   Photos provided by City of Chicago/GRC


“Chicago boasts clusters of
ethnic enclaves teeming with
Old World touches, art,
cuisine, other languages and
a wealth of activities that
seemingly should be on the
other side of an ocean.”
—Joan Milne, The Times

								
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