THE GLESSNER JOURNAL

Quarterly Publication for Members and Friends of Glessner House Museum

The Glessner Journal is an eight-page newsletter issued in February, May, August, and November. Its title references the fifty-volume personal journal complied by Frances Macbeth Glessner over more than forty years, now in the collection of the Chicago History Museum. Just like its namesake, The Glessner Journal documents  life at Glessner House - the comings and goings of special guests, building projects, innovative advances in arts and culture, observations about Chicago, historic Prairie Avenue - and more! There's always something new to discover, so join us as we continue to build the record of this amazing house.

Regular features include:

  • Message from the Executive Director

  • Calendar of Events

  • Donor Honor Roll

  • Through the Years with John and Frances Glessner -  highlighting inscriptions from the original Glessner Journal, written 125 and 100 years ago.

  • Collections Cameo - featuring treasures from our diverse archives.

  • Spotlight on Prairie Avenue - stories from "the sunny street of the sifted few" and surrounding neighborhood, an area that has experienced fascinating periods of prosperity, decline, and rebirth. 

Production of The Glessner Journal is produced in part through the generosity of Chicago Press Corporation with additional support from our faithful members and donors.  Thank you!