Friends & Family: Graceland Cemetery Women of Influence Tour
An Oasis of Art, Architecture, and Landscape Design since 1860
During Chicago’s period of growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women played a hugely influential role by participating in the Underground Railroad, exhibiting the first Modern Art paintings, creating the juvenile justice system and even foiling a plot to kill President Lincoln. This tour celebrates the achievements of women in Chicago’s early history.
The women you will learn about on this tour brought wealth and status, intelligence and energy, and a passion for ideas to build a better urban environment for all citizens. This tour also illustrates the influence of women on some of the city's most significant architecture, including buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and H.H. Richardson.
Make plans to attend this IWF Friends & Family private tour on Sunday, September 8. Pre-registration and payment is requested by August 28.
$15.00 IWF Chicago Member
$15.00 Family & Friend