Saturday, July 8: Field trip to Pullman National Monument.
Take a Walk Back in Time to the Historic Pullman District.
Our tour starts at the Exhibit Hall, which houses exhibits on Pullman, providing an interpretive look at the Town of Pullman, the Pullman Palace Car Company, and its founder George M. Pullman. We will also view a 20-minute introductory video.
After viewing the video and exhibits, a docent will take us on a short walk of the town while providing a commentary about the history of Pullman, its architecture, and the landmark historic community today, the Pullman National Historical Park. The original Town of Pullman dates back to 1880, and 98% of the original row houses built between 1880 and 1892 still stand today as privately-owned residences.
Join us Saturday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Meet us at the Exhibit Hall at 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60628. When you exit at 111th Street from the expressway (I-94), head west and continue to Cottage Grove Avenue (traffic light right before the viaduct), then turn left. You will see the mural painted on the north side of the building. The parking lot is on the south side of the building.
The tour cost is $10 for Seniors (ages 60 and up), and $15 for ages 18 through 60. To know how many will be attending, please email Shirley at email@example.com with your name and age category. Bring your money that day. If you purchased a gray SSGHS t-shirt, please wear it for the tour. Some lunch choices in the area include Pullman Club Coffee Shop, Lexington Betty, Wing Stop, Potbelly, and Culvers. Bring a friend.