In honor of Olmsted 200, Julia Bachrach, author of The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks, will lead this walking tour of Jackson Park. She will provide an overview of the Olmsted firm’s three successive designs for Jackson Park: the original plan of 1871, the dazzling fairgrounds for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; and the transformation of the site back to parkland after the fair. Highlights include the Wooded Island and Yoko Ono’s Skylanding sculpture on the site of the Japanese Pavilion.
Olmsted in Chicago- Jackson Park Walking Tour
Statue of the Republic (meeting place)
E. Hayes Drive, just east of S. Richards Drive)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM