African American Designers in Chicago
When: Friday, March 1, 2019 6-7:30pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Ongoing Programs and Exhibitions
- StoryCorps, First Floor, May 9, 2013-2016
- Chicago Greeter “Insta-Greeter” Visits, FREE on-the-spot tours of the city offered by volunteer InstaGreeters. Tours are available Friday-Saturday 10am-3pm and Sunday 11am-2pm, leaving from Randolph Lobby.
- Building Tours, Weekly: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday • 1:15pm
Chicago Cultural Center • Tours meet in the Welcome Center, 1st Floor North. Info
- The Visitor Information Center located within the Chicago Cultural Center is closed effective January 4, 2016. Visit the Macy’s on State Street Visitor Center located at 111 N. State Street, Lower Level.
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. The City of Chicago refers to it as “a People’s Palace – a celebration of the arts, education, Chicago, and the world.”