CAF Free Family Festival
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 10am–2pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, No reservations needed.
Drop-in any time between 10am to 2pm to enjoy hands-on art projects inspired by the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Unfortunately the Chicago Architecture has no additional info on this event on their website and never responds to emails. I don’t know what room this will take place in but there is an information desk on the left when you enter on the Washington side and straight ahead when you enter on Randolph.
- 1966 A group of local architects join together in 1966 to form the Chicago School of Architecture Foundation in order to save Glessner House. The Chicago School of Architecture Foundation eventually bought it for $35,000 in 1966, and spun off Glessner House in 1994. . The CAF is founded.
- 1971 The first class of 33 docents graduates from the CAF training program and starts leading walking tours for $1.
- 1983 CAF starts first River cruise.
- 1992 CAF moves to present location at the Railway Exchange Building.
- 2009 The 320 square foot Chicago model is completed featuring 400 blocks of the city and over 1,000 buildings in miniature.
- 2011 CAF hosts the inaugural Open House Chicago a free city weekend architecture festival.
- 2014 The ArcelorMittal Design Studio opens as a collaborative learning space for students and families. Lego donated 500,000 Lego’s for use in the space.