Opening Thursday, January 28th, at 4PM
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are proud to announce a tribute event to honor Chicago’s first Cultural Historian, Tim Samuelson. Samuelson recently retired after 33 years of public service but will continue as a DCASE volunteer — as Cultural Historian Emeritus.
The free Zoom event, “Celebrating a Living Landmark — a tribute to Tim Samuelson,” will be fast-paced and playful, emceed by WTTW host and producer Geoffrey Baer and will feature a greeting from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, a music performance by The Galaxie Girls and special guest speakers including First Lady Amy Eshleman, DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly, Lee Bey, Thomas Dyja, Blair Kamin, Rick Kogan, Reginald R. Robinson and many others. The public is invited to celebrate the life, spirit and exemplary career of this Living Landmark — and learn about plans for an upcoming Chicago Cultural Center exhibition showcasing his vast collection of Chicago cultural artifacts.
Registration is requested by Tuesday, January 26