GRACELAND CEMETERY: A VISIT WITH CHICAGO'S ARCHITECTURAL GENIUSES - RESCHEDULED TO OCT, 22 2022
Due to a Cubs event, this program has been rescheduled. A small number of tickets have become available!
Please join the Princeton Club of Chicago and historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach S66 for an introduction to a most unusual and star-studded location---Graceland Cemetery.
The work of noted landscape architects and many of Chicago's famous designers has created an idyllic island for strolling, and Sally makes it a real journey through the history of Chicago and its fabulous people.
Participation and questions are encouraged on a trek that will surprise and thrill you as you discover this gem!
Tour is outdoors, rain or shine, and limited to 20 guests. A small number of tickets are now available!
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10am - noon
*** Meeting location changed ***
Greenwood Gate of Graceland Cemetery, 4246 N Clark (near Hutchinson)
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Parking is available on side streets off of Clark. The 22 Bus drops you off at the Greenwood Gate.
Join NOW to receive PCC Member priority reservation, member pricing, and to support Princeton events and service opportunities. Membership is free for Class of 2022, but you must join!
Click HERE to RSVP - space is limited TO 20
Specially discounted rates: $30 for PCC Members, $35 for Non-Members
Sally Sexton Kalmbach S66 is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose family founded a coffee and tea company in the early 1880s at the same time Potter Palmer was developing Chicago's Gold Coast. Sally has taught classes in Chicago history at the Newberry Library, and has given numerous speeches and customized tours for individuals and small groups. Her expertise and ability to present material in an accessible, yet informative manner have resulted in a loyal following. Her topics include: Chicago's Gold Coast; Revisiting the Columbian Exposition of 1893; Mrs. Potter Palmer's Gold Coast; Women and the White City; Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour, offered by the Driehaus Museum; and Mrs. James Ward Thorne's Miniature Rooms.
Sally is a co-founder of the Chicago History Women's Club, a board member of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, a volunteer docent at the Charnley-Persky House Museum, and an active member of the Blue Dolphins Swim Club.
Sally has written books about two legendary women from Chicago's history. Mrs. Potter Palmer - The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Chicago and Mrs. James Ward Thorne - Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures.