Free films Chicago Cultural Center
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:00PM-9:00PM Reception at 5pm in GAR Hall. Doors Open at 5:30pm, Film screening at 6pm, Q&A to follow screening RSVP
Screening and discussion of newly released “A Towering Task” documentary, an in-depth look at the history of the Peace Corps. From the beginning, the Peace Corps had the towering task of bringing world peace and friendship between countries and cultures. There will be a panel discussion and Q&A to follow the screening.
We have added an “AFTER PARTY” event where you can meet filmmaker Alana DeJoseph. Grab a drink after the screening and panel at The Gage, 24 N. Michigan Ave, just down the street from the Cultural Center. Click here to learn more about Alana (COTC: Given the cost of cocktails at the Gage I’m sure they are not free).
Other things to do at the Chicago Cultural Center
Public Group Tours:
- Weekly: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1:15pm
- Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby.
- The group will be limited to the first twenty people.
- To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, contact Anna Marie Gazzi at 312.744.7917.
Private Group Tours:
- Trained docents will conduct free, prearranged private tours for adult groups on Mondays though Fridays, 9 am-3 pm.
- Private tours are not available during weekends.
- Private tours are designed for adults and teenagers 13 years and over.
- Group sizes are limited, call for details.
- Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled date by calling 312.744.7917.
- Private tours begin at the Chicago Cultural Center Information Desk in the Randolph Street lobby.
All self-guided group tours must check in with security upon entry.
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871.
In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.