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Calendar of Events | 2019

All events at the Visitor Center, unless otherwise noted.

JAN/FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

January - February

Winter Closing Dates
The Visitor Center closes a few weeks each year over the winter holidays.
Please contact us for further details.

Private and group tours can still be made by special arrangement. See our Tours page for more >>


Election Day
The Visitor Center is a Polling Place for March elections. If elections are held for this voting area, we will be open for election day activities.

March

Sunday, March 3, 2019
George M. Pullman’s Birthday (1831)

Sunday, March 3, 2019
The Pullmans of Prairie Avenue
3:00pm
Glessner House Executive Director and Curator Bill Tyre will give a photographic tour and lecture in celebration of George M Pullman's home on Prairie Avenue.
The Pullman Choir will give a choral celebration of George Pullman's birthday. Birthday cake will be served.

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Foundation Annual Meeting
3:00 - Historic Pullman Center
The Historic Pullman Foundation will hold its annual meeting of its members.

April No events in April.
May

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Historic Pullman Walking Tour
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledgeable docents will walk visitors back in time as they stroll the streets for this unique community, while telling the story of the town's beginnings, its history and the restoration work being done today. Tour includes admission to the Visitor Center, exhibits, 20-minute introductory video and guided walking tour.
$10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $7 students
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
125 Years Later, Commemorating the 1894 Pullman Strike
11:00am
Come out to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the 1894 Pullman Strike. Featuring guest speaker Allison Duerk, Debs Foundation Museum Director. Following the discussion, ILHS will lead walking labor tour through the Pullman neighborhood.

June

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Historic Pullman Walking Tour
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledgeable docents will walk visitors back in time as they stroll the streets for this unique community, while telling the story of the town's beginnings, its history and the restoration work being done today. Tour includes admission to the Visitor Center, exhibits, 20-minute introductory video and guided walking tour.
$10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $7 students
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
The Pullman Community Choir Presents: Songs of Home and Hearth
7:00pm - Greenstone United Methodist Church, 11211 S. St. Lawrence
Directed by Joyce Karnes Beer, the Pullman Community Choir will present and evening of choral music including spirituals, Pullman rail songs, and songs of home.

Sunday, June 16, 2019
The Edge of Anarchy Book Signing
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Author Jack Kelly presents his latest book, The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America at this talk and signing event, discussing the 1894 Pullman Strike and its relevance to today.

Called "timely and urgent" by The New York Times, "this epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation’s first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men’s conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called 'the ragged edge of anarchy.'"

The event is free to the public. The book will be available for purchase at the event for $29, $19 for HPF members.

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Historic Pullman Annual Garden Walk 10:00am-4:00pm
The Historic Pullman Garden Club hosts it 25th Annual Garden Walk. Tour six private and public gardens in the historic district and enjoy a light summer tea on the veranda of the Hotel Florence. Visit the Club's website at www.hpgc.org or call 773-568-2441 for tickets and more information. This event is co-sponsored by the Historic Pullman Foundation

Friday, June 28, 2019
Calumet Voices, National Stories Exhibit Opens
9:30am
Grit. Passion. Resilience. Might. Discover things you never knew about the Calumet region, from the people who know it best. Experience the first installment in the four-part Calumet Voices, National Stories exhibit series and uncover the hidden gems that make this region an American treasure.

Don't miss this special exhibit showcasing the collections and collaborative curation from the following partners: Blue Island Historical Society, Calumet Heritage Partnership's Acme Collection, Historic Pullman Foundation, Pullman National Monument, and the Southeast Chicago History Museum; and associate partners People for Community Recovery and Robbins History Museum.

The Calumet Voices, National Stories four-part exhibition series is a collaborative effort of Calumet Curators, a group of the Calumet Heritage Partnership, and the Field Museum. This series showcases the rich cultural, industrial, and natural heritage of the Calumet region. The Calumet Heritage Partnership, Calumet Collaborative, and the Field Museum lead the effort to designate the Calumet region as a National Heritage Area.

Exhibit runs through November 17, 2019

July

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Historic Pullman Walking Tour
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledgeable docents will walk visitors back in time as they stroll the streets for this unique community, while telling the story of the town's beginnings, its history and the restoration work being done today. Tour includes admission to the Visitor Center, exhibits, 20-minute introductory video and guided walking tour.
$10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $7 students
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

August

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Historic Pullman Walking Tour
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledgeable docents will walk visitors back in time as they stroll the streets for this unique community, while telling the story of the town's beginnings, its history and the restoration work being done today. Tour includes admission to the Visitor Center, exhibits, 20-minute introductory video and guided walking tour.
$10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $7 students
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

September

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Historic Pullman Walking Tour

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledgeable docents will walk visitors back in time as they stroll the streets for this unique community, while telling the story of the town's beginnings, its history and the restoration work being done today. Tour includes admission to the Visitor Center, exhibits, 20-minute introductory video and guided walking tour.
$10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $7 students
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

Monday, September 2, 2019
Labor Day Celebration

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Historic Pullman Foundation will partner with the National Park Service with programs to celebrate Labor Day. Further details pending.

October

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Historic Pullman Walking Tour

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledgeable docents will walk visitors back in time as they stroll the streets for this unique community, while telling the story of the town's beginnings, its history and the restoration work being done today. Tour includes admission to the Visitor Center, exhibits, 20-minute introductory video and guided walking tour.
$10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $7 students
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2019
46th Annual Historic Pullman House Tour
11:00am - 5:00pm
Click here for more information about this event.
Call 773.785.8901 for more information.

November No events in November
December

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Candlelight House Walk

Enjoy the season viewing Pullman decked out for the holidays!
See our Candlelight Walk page for details.
Call 773.785.8901 for information.

December, 2019 - February, 2020
Winter Holiday Closing

The Visitor Center will hold limited Winter Hours.
During our winter closure, the Visitor Center will continue to schedule and conduct group tours and meetings by special arrangement.
Details pending as we near the winter season.

 

 
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