Click here to see a map and read about Chicago's Gilded Age Mansions that are no more...
Thankfully some Gilded Age historic residences still exist and we will be visiting one during the institute. The Glessner House, designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, provides a fascinating look at life for the wealthy Glessner family during the Gilded Age.
The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
“Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920” has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for K-12 Educators program.
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