ROBERT R. MCCORMICK MUSEUM/CANTIGNY:
At 13 years old, McCormick attended Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition. This experience inspired a lifelong sense of hometown pride. He used the Chicago Tribune to promote the city by sponsoring large-scale sports, music, and aviation events. Eventually City Hall took notice, and named Chicago’s premier convention facility, McCormick Place, after him.
6018NORTH IS ITINERANT
While much of 6018North's programming is within its home, we are also itinerant. 6018North hosts exhibitions and events in storefronts, streets, gardens, classrooms, on the beach, and out of the country. Wherever we are, we invite our local, national, and international artists to transform spaces through art while drawing people together.
MAYSLAKE PEABODY ESTATE:
EVERY WORLD FAIR NEEDS CASH
Together with Alberta Potter Palmer, May Henderson Peabody hosted a fundraiser at Mrs. Palmer’s house to raise funds for the Children’s Building at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Later her son, Stuyvesant ‘Jack’ Peabody, headed the $5 Campaign, an effort to raise funds for the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON II HISTORIC HOME:
CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR
Stevenson’s large suburban residence was based on innovative architectural styles recently presented at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago in 1933–34. Specifically, the house is modeled after the General Houses, Inc. Steel House in the fair’s Houses of Tomorrow Exhibition. This was designed in part by Phillip Will, Jr., soon to be one of the architects for the Stevenson home.
THE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK:
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
In 1853, Dr. Kennicott suggested that the State Agricultural Society should hold an Illinois State Fair. In 1854 and 1856, he was the chair of this new summertime event, where ideas could flow openly among farmers. Later his sons, Amasa and Flint, organized floral displays in the Horticultural Building at the 1892 Columbian Exposition.