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Excavating the Charnley-Persky House: Archaeology of Chicago’s Gold Coast, 1880–1920

Archaeological finds from the Charnley-Persky House, a Louis Sullivan/Frank Lloyd Wright structure, reveal the intricacies of life in Gilded Age Chicago. Rebecca Graff, assistant professor of anthropology at Lake Forest College, and Pauline Saliga, executive director of the Society of Architectural Historians, discuss what the excavation at the house tells us about this forgotten past.

$15, $8 members

6:00 P.M. reception with cash bar, 6:30 P.M. lecture followed by Q+A.

The Chicago History Museum is a proud program partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Digital Chicago unearths the city’s past in order to preserve it for a digital future.

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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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