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Graceland Cemetery Tour: Stories, Symbols and Secrets (Oct 27 2pm)

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Graceland Cemetery

4001 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613

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Historically, most of the biggest, most impressive monuments in American cemeteries have been built by brewers, lumber merchants, steel barons, and real estate moguls. But there are far more stories at Graceland than just those movers and shakers. Some of those industrialists and politicians had daughters who set the city on fire with their scandalous novels, or wives who were attacked as "intolerant abolitionists" by anti-Lincoln newspapers. There are fugitive slaves, underground railroad workers, black pioneers, members of the early LGBTQ community, artists, and many more. Some of the most incredible stories are in unmarked graves!

Adam Selzer is the author of Mysterious Chicago, HH: Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, and many other Chicago history books. He has been running Graceland tours for years, and is now at work on a new authorized "Who's Who" book for the cemetery that's uncovered some incredible new stories. This edition of the tour, sometimes nicknamed the "Now With Fewer Rich White Guys" edition (and boycotted by some white pride group on facebook - sheesh), will feature both the famous and the forgotten, including many stories that have never been included on Graceland tours before. Each tour is a little different, but all include the famous Inez and "Eternal Silence" statues - with some newly discovered data! Join us for a 75-90 minute walk through American history!

- Meet a bit before 2pm inside the gates (at N. Clark and W. Irving Park.)

- Tour runs rain or shine!

- The cemetery is near the red line, the 22 Clark bus, and the Irving Park bus.

- Limited parking is usually available in the cemetery, and free parking is usually available along Clark Street.


See mysteriouschicago.com for full the October schedule of Mysterious Chicago cemetery tours, ghost tours, HH Holmes, and more!

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