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Learn the quirks of the Windy City! CAF docent and “What’s With Chicago?” author Ellen Shubart will discuss her new book at this daytime talk.

$5 public
Free for CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Learn why Chicagoans don’t put ketchup on their hot dogs, why a Chicago snowstorm changed a mayoral election and dozens of other facts, sites and "things" that make Chicago, Chicago. From the 1893 World’s Fair and its Ferris Wheel to the river, lake and architecture—this book has it all.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

Program Speaker: Ellen Shubart

Ellen Shubart

Lifelong Chicagoan Ellen Shubart has worked more than two decades as a journalist, some years as a college-level instructor and others as a city planning advocate. A historian by training, with master’s degrees in U.S. history and historic preservation, she has written two books for Arcadia Publishing, Glencoe, Illinois and Taylor Street, Chicago’s Little Italy. She spends her retirement giving architecture tours with CAF.

  • Although this event is free for CAF members, advance registration is required.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at CAF's Box Office at 224 S. Michigan Ave.

assistive listening systemsThe Lecture Hall @ CAF is equipped with an FM Assistive Listening System. To request a receiver, with either a headset or neckloop, please inquire with a CAF staff member at the program.