Illinois and Chicago Topics

All lectures include a Q&A session and have a companion PowerPoint presentation.

All lectures can be presented remotely via zoom or another virtual platform.

Sweet Home Chicago: A tour of Chicago

Chicago is home to awe-inspiring museums, iconic architecture, and world-famous sites — and you can explore them virtually. This PowerPoint presentation will travel around Chicago and see some famous (and not-so-famous) sites. We will look at public art, the museum campus,  some of the city’s beautiful architecture, and more. Led by a lifelong Chicago area resident, this tour will make you feel like you are there.

 The Windy City? Myths, Lies & Legends about Chicago

Did Mrs. O’Leary’s cow start the great Chicago fire? Did a goat curse the Chicago Cubs? Is Chicago incredibly windy? This PowerPoint presentation will answer these questions and many more. This lecture is fun and sometimes funny: hauntings, curses, fun facts, and trivia.