Join us for a fun evening of Chicago Trivia! Ellen Shubart, author of the new book Chicago: An Illustrated Timeline will host a Chicago-themed Trivia Contest.
With vignettes and photography, Chicago: An Illustrated Timeline, follows the Chicago story from its trading post beginnings to its role as a possible American megacity. Using chronology as its structure, the timeline unveils events that are happily remembered, such as the two world’s fairs held in Chicago or the Cubs’ winning the World Series, and those that often are not talked about, such as the Race Riots of 1919 or the Influenza of 1918. Guided by historical figures from various areas of life, first settler Jean Baptist Point duSable, Mayor Richard J. Daley, or Muddy Waters the book covers all aspects of Chicago life, from art and architecture, to craft beer and restaurants to sports. It also tracks the history of architectural styles, the growth of the immigrant communities, and the development of Chicago-style politics. Join author and Chicago tour guide Ellen Shubart on this detail-packed, visual journey through one of America’s most iconic cities.
A life-long Chicagoan, Ellen Shubart spent more than two decades as a journalist, taught at the college level for a number of years, and ended her career as an advocate for sustainable city planning. A historian by training, with Masters degrees in U.S. History and Historic Preservation, she has written another book for Reedy Press, What’s With Chicago?, and two for Arcadia Publishing—Glencoe, Illinois and Taylor Street, Chicago’s Little Italy. In retirement, she is a docent at the Chicago Architecture Center and gives tours of Chicago architecture.