Clarke House Museum Symposium:
Virtue & Vice - Reform in Early Chicago
Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Glessner House Museum coach house
$30 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)
$25 for students, docents, and Colonial Dames
Pre-paid reservations required to 312.326.1480
Vice Districts. Prostitution. Political Corruption. Racial and Ethnic Discrimination. Drunkedness and Poverty. Rioting in the Streets.
Peer into Chicago's past and uncover the social ills that plagued our growing city in the mid-nineteenth century. Learn about reformers' efforts to clean up early Chicago with presentations by four noted historians. An exhibit of related artifacts from the Clarke House Museum and Labarre Family Collections will also be on display throughout the day. Tour Clarke House Museum at the conclusion of the program. Don't miss this intriguing look at Chicago's struggle to reign in vice and instill virtue as the young city, and our nation, came of age in the turbulent years prior to the American Civil War.