Cremin to present for Chicago Genealogical Society

Dr. Dennis Cremin to present for Chicago Genealogical Society

Published: April 15, 2015.

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history, will be presenting on his book “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” to the Chicago Genealogical Society at 1:30 p.m. May 2 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.

Cremin’s award-winning book shares how the evolution of Grant Park was a gradual process, at first fraught with a lack of funding and organization, and later challenged by erosion, the railroads, automobiles, and a continued battle between original intent and conceptions of progress. Throughout the book, Cremin shows that the parkland continues to serve "as a display case for the city and a calling card to visitors."

Established in 1967, the Chicago Genealogical Society is a not-for-profit educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and perpetuating the records of ancestors, and to stimulate an interest in all people who contributed in any way to the establishment of Chicago and its surrounding area.

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