- November 5-7, 2010
- 1:00 PM
- Main Level, West Pavilion
- This event requires a ticket for entry.
- Member Adults: $15
Non-member Adults (incl. general admission): $30
Three dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11/5-11/7) at 1 p.m.
Three dates! November 5, 6 and 7 at 1 p.m.
This fascinating virtual simulation tour of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is back by popular demand. New landmarks have been added to the tour including the international buildings along the lagoon and Steele MacKaye's ill-fated "Spectatorium," an enormous theatre adjacent to the fairgrounds intended to house an epic production about Christopher Columbus. Dr. Lisa M. Snyder from the Urban Simulation Team at UCLA will be presenting the computer reconstruction of the White City using real-time visual simulation technology. Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of Chicago, will provide expert commentary and insight.
This is a sold out event every year, so RSVP by calling (773) 684-1414. Space is limited and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Two Ways to Tour the White City
This is one of two special events featuring the 1893 Columbian Exposition and our building’s role in it. Both are presentations of a computer-simulated tour of the “White City,” but each offers a unique way to explore the Expo. Offered throughout the year, Blueprints to Our Past is a presentation of the virtualized White City tour narrated by a Museum host. Explore the White City is a special event offered just a few times each year.
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