May 20th 2021

Becoming the ‘Burbs: Part 1

@ Elmhurst Art Museum


Opening Thursday, May 20th, from 9AM - 10AM

Thursday, May 20, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Free to the public, no registration needed

Join us for a pre-recorded program featuring historians and scholars in the field discussing the creation of the suburbs to complement our current exhibition “In Focus”. Part one of a two-part series, this program will expand on ways the suburbs of Chicago were created, including the Great Migration, various discriminatory practices, and more.

Featured speakers:
Eliane Lewinnek, Professor at California State University- Fullerton
Amanda Seligman, Professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Mary Barr, Professor at Kentucky State University
Ann Keating, Professor at North Central College, Naperville
Mike Amezcua, Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

A link to this free program will be made available on the exhibit’s Museum from Home page starting May 20th at 9 am.

The exhibition “In Focus” and related programs are generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of DuPage Foundation and David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.

Image: Emery Manor Subdivision, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1962, Reproduction. Courtesy of the Elmhurst History Museum, M95.15.17

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