Museum of Science and Industry

Inventive Genius Lecture: Saving a Century of Progress

May 13, 2011 - May 15, 2011

Event Essentials

  • Date:
  • May 13-15, 2011
  • Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Location:
  • Lower Level, 3D Theater
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  • Tickets:
  • This Inventive Genius Lecture is FREE for Household Premium and Annual Fund members, and available to other members at discounted member rates.
  • Cost:
  • Doctorate/donor society members: free.
    Other members: $8.
    Non-members: $10 (not including general admission).

Three dates: Friday 5/13, Saturday 5/14 and Sunday 5/15 at 1 p.m.

Saving a Century of Progress: The Restoration of Five World’s Fair Homes at the Indiana Dunes

May 13, 14 and 15 at 1 p.m.

Special lecturer Todd Zeiger, director of the Northern Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks, will lead a presentation on the innovative project to restore five houses that were constructed as part of the 1933-34 Century of Progress World’s Fair Homes of Tomorrow. (At the close of the Fair, the homes were relocated to Beverly Shores, Ind.) The houses are currently being restored through a partnership between Indiana Landmarks, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and private parties. The talk will examine the homes’ place at the Fair, their relocation, the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the ambitious restoration and the historic impact the homes had on housing trends.

Todd Zeiger has built upon his love of historic buildings with more than 20 years of experience ranging from museum management to building restoration and relocation.


Doctorate and donor society members: free.
Other member levels: $8.
Non-members: $10 (not including general admission).

Reservations can be made by calling (773) 684-1414 or members may make online reservations below.

Online Reservations for Members

Please click the link below for the date you'd like to attend:
Friday, May 13 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Northern Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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