What does Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition of 1893, the famous ‘White City,’ have to do with the story of one of America’s first serial killers? Mr. Dincher will use Erik Larson’s, The Devil in the White City to make some provocative links. In the process he will explore the enormous gap between rich and poor in Gilded Age Chicago, chart the drive for social reform then brewing, describe the possible psychological world of that earlier-day killer, and show how Frederick Law Olmstead’s ideas about landscape architecture became a force for social engineering. Join us for an exciting plunge into the Windy City’s colorful past.
(box lunch included)