Lake Bluff Walking Tour: Camp Meetings, Chautauquas, Artists and Anarchists
Learn About Lake Bluff’s Radical Roots!
The Lake Bluff History Museum hosts its Camp Meetings, Chautauquas, Artists and Anarchists docent-led walking tour in east Lake Bluff on Sunday September 15, 2019. This tour covers the area developed in the late 1800s by the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association, including the grounds of the long-gone 500-room Hotel Irving and Camp Meeting Tabernacle.
Participants will learn about the Camp Meetings, the Chautauqua Movement, and a period in the early 1900s when Lake Bluff was a destination attracting an eclectic mix of writers, poets, musicians, artists and anarchists. William Penhallow Henderson, Alice Corbin Henderson, Sherwin Cody, Margaret Anderson, Marguerite Kreutzberg, Vachel Lindsey, Emma Goldman and Joe Howard are some of those who spent time in the area of Lake Bluff known at the time as an Artist’s Colony.
Reservations are requested as space is limited. Tickets may be purchased online at https://lakebluffhistory.org/events/. (Tickets will be sold at the door on a space available basis.) Parking is available at no charge in the Lake Bluff Central Business District and in the Metra parking lot adjacent to the train station.
Questions? Call 847 482-1571 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org