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Lasting Legacies: The Grande Dames of Chicago

  • Glessner House Museum 1936 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

Hear remarkable stories of the Grande Dames, socialites, and philanthropists who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhoods of Prairie Avenue, the Gold Coast, and McCormickville.  These civic-minded entrepreneurial women left a lasting impact on the City of Chicago in the areas of social service, culture, and the arts.  

Sally Sexton Kalmbach is the author of The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago and Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures.  Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing.

A special program celebrating Women's History Month.

$10 per person / $8 for members

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