|Elgin Alive - The City in a Garden (ML)|
Event Type: Lectures|
Age Group(s): Adult, Seniors
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
During the 1830s, Chicago's adopted the motto "Urbs in horto," a Latin phrase meaning "City in a garden,” despite the lack of green spaces or policies to promote park development at the time. The slogan, however, proved to be prophetic. For more than 180 years, local citizens have rallied for the creation and protection of parkland, and Chicago’s parks have served as national testing grounds for revolutionary ideas, programs, and social reform efforts. Many of America's most significant architects, landscape designers, and artists contributed to Chicago’s parks including Daniel H. Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jens Jensen, Alfred Caldwell, and Lorado Taft. In this program, Julia S. Bachrach author of The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks will illuminate Chicago’s remarkable park system, weaving together themes in social, political, architectural, art, and landscape histories.Library: Main Library Map
Location: Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B
For more information, go to elgin-ecn.org.