Calendar

E.g., 10/30/2014
E.g., 10/30/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Mandate for Mobilization: The Franco-Russian Alliance and World War I

9 am - 1 pm

It is common to blame Germany and/or Austria-Hungary for World War I, but renowned American diplomat and scholar George Kennan had a different interpretation. In his study of the 1894 alliance between France and Russia, Kennan ruefully reflected on how those countries committed themselves to military mobilization at the expense of diplomatic flexibility, virtually guaranteeing a European war...

Saturday, November 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tour of Garfield Park Conservatory

10 am -Noon

The Garfield Park Conservatory on Chicago’s West Side was the concept of Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen. At the time of its completion in 1908, the conservatory was considered revolutionary for the presentation of its plant collection, including its themed rooms such as the beautifully designed Fern Room.