TROLLEY STOP & ACTIVITY CENTER FOR NEAR NORTH DESIGN DAY
Join us in the community center and courtyard of the historic landmark building Marshall Field Garden Apartment Homes for an interactive architecture history activity. Built in 1929 by the Marshall Field estate to house employees of the department store, this privately owned builiding now provides homes to over 3,000 people in Old Town. The workshop and art activity is lead by the historic preservation improv and storytelling artist, Jeanne Lambin.
Then hop on the trolley for fun family activities at the Chicago History Museum, Sedgwick Sculpture Studio, DePaul Art Museum, Edgar Miller Legacy, and the Newberry Library. Explore iconic Chicago design objects and interiors including Radio Flyer wagon, 1950s street photography, Edgar Miller’s handmade homes, and much more.
Jeanne Lambin has performed, presented, and conducted interactive workshops and training in the US, Europe, and Asia. Her workshops have been described as “amazing,” “powerful,” and “great fun.” She is currently exploring how historic preservation, improv, and storytelling can help us collectively create better places to live, work, and play. A common thread linking all her work has been the desire to connect people to places, things, and causes that they care about and help them find the tools that they need to take meaningful action, and inspire change.
Saturday, November 10 | 1:00PM -4:00PM
Presented by institutions on Chicago’s Near North Side, including the Chicago History Museum, DePaul Art Museum, Edgar Miller Legacy, and the Newberry Library, this all-ages day of exploration and hands-on activities draws on iconic Chicago design objects and interiors as inspiration—the Radio Flyer wagon, 1950s street photography, World’s Columbian Exposition postcards, Edgar Miller’s handmade homes, and much more.
This event is free and open to the public. Free trolley transportation between venues is provided.