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Exploring Rosehill Cemetery

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ClassGraphic This study group will examine part of the history of Chicago through three walking tours in Rosehill Cemetery, one of Chicago’s crown jewels. Rosehill Cemetery’s Victorian gardens cover 350 acres on Chicago’s North Side, adjacent to the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods. Rosehill’s gravesites include soldiers and generals from the Civil War, the Volunteer Firefighter’s Memorial, Chicago mayors, business tycoons, and victims of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Among its residents are: hot dog mogul Oscar F. Mayer; Hall of Fame sportscaster Jack Brickhouse; advertising agency founder Leo Burnett; Western Union founder Elisha Gray; car rental pioneer John Hertz; Chicago philanthropist John G. Shedd; and Sears, Roebuck and Co. founder Richard Sears. In the first week, we will share the history of Rosehill via a Zoom session. In the following weeks, we will explore the cemetery grounds. On the weekly tours, we will divide into subgroups of ten members or less, with a co-coordinator assigned to each subgroup. All study group members will be expected to lead a discussion about one or two gravesites on each walking tour. Please note that each weekly tour will require one to two miles of walking. Study group members must provide their own transportation to the cemetery.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Bob2.Debra Watkins3.Colleen Leahy4.Evelyn Shaevel
5.Jane Woolley 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/11/2022 - 8/1/2022 Weekly - Mon 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Jane Woolley  ; Evelyn Shaevel  ; Colleen Leahy  ; Debra Watkins  ; Bob 
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