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Discover women who made lasting impacts on Chicago with a visit to their final resting places in Graceland Cemetery. CAC docent Mary Jo Hoag leads this 45-minute live, virtual tour in the beautiful North Side cemetery on July 7 and July 12.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

If you do not receive your link 2 hours prior to the start of the event, please contact Please note, if you do not contact us at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Mary Jo will highlight several women who made big impacts on the city, often before women could vote, hold public office, work outside the home or go to college.


Mary Jo Hoag

Mary Jo Hoag has been a docent since 2007 and is certified to give 10 tours, including the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady. She has an interest in highlighting the often under-appreciated accomplishments of women and other underrepresented groups, and has written tours to that effect, including “Women in Architecture” and “Women of Influence.” Mary Jo believes great stories can be told—and beautiful art and architecture can be experienced—in cemeteries, and she enjoys taking guests on explorations of Chicago’s famous ones.

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