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The Chicago Architecture Foundation is proud to support the Chicago Public Library's 2013-2014 One Book, One Chicago program. This year, the Chicago Public Library celebrates Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.

Join the conversation on how migration has shaped—and continues to shape—Chicago and explore this theme through books, films, performances, lectures, storytelling, art and tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a non-profit organization that inspires people to discover why design matters. CAF has curated this selection of tours, lectures and programs to explore the impact of migration on Chicago. For more information on these and other tours, visit architecture.org/tours.

The tour fees for this series have been discounted courtesy of the sponsors of One Book, One Chicago through the Chicago Public Library Foundation, Allstate and BMO Harris.

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Unfortunately, CAF’s tour and lecture series exploring the Warmth of Other Suns has concluded. However, all tours and lectures below are available to books clubs and groups who are interested in exploring how migration has shaped Chicago. To learn more or to schedule a tour contact grouptours@architecture.org or call 312-322-1130.

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Ukrainian Village Walking Tour

The interior visit to Louis Sullivan’s landmark Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral highlights this 2-hour tour of Ukrainian Village created by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. See the stunning churches, as well as two-and three-flats, larger apartment buildings, workers’ cottages, and single-family homes constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, reflecting the many Eastern European immigrants who have lived in this beautiful area. Capacity limited to 30. Street parking is scarce, public transportation is encouraged.

Available for groups. Find out more >>

Discover Pilsen Talk

Location: Lozano Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1805 S. Loomis Street, Chicago

Chicago Architecture Foundation in conjunction with The Resurrection Project will lead a talk on the history and architecture of Pilsen and how different immigrant groups have left their marks on this unique Chicago neighborhood.

Available for private groups. Find out more >>


In addition, CAF has over 85 tours that explore many different neighborhoods. Among those that relate to the One Book/ One Chicago theme of migration are:

Civil War to Civil Rights:  Oak Woods Cemetery

Andersonville Pub Crawl (Swedish immigration)

Lakeview Pub Crawl (German immigration)

River North Pub Crawl (Irish immigration)

Book a tour today!!



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