In the recently received Newsletter from the Chicago Genealogical Society, I noticed they had an insert flyer that highlighted an upcoming bus tour the society will be having on Saturday, October 8, 2011 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the infamous Chicago fire that took place on October 8, 1871.
The bus tour will be led by one of our favorite speakers, Craig Pfannkuche.
The tour will start at 9:30 AM from the Ogilvie Transportation Center at Madison and Clinton streets and will return to the same location by 4:30 PM.
Tour cost is as follows:
- $35 for CGS members
- $45 for non-members of CGS
- $15 per person for a box lunch (if you choose)
Box lunches will be prepared by Panera.
You can bring your own bagged lunch if you prefer. You do not have to take the lunch from Panera.
Bottled water will be available on the bus.
Please take a look at the following link which is a PDF copy of the flyer/registration sheet for the program should you choose to participate. The flyer is available at the Chicago Genealogical Society website. The flyer can be viewed and/or printed at:
You do not have to be a member of the society in order to participate.
Craig is a fantastic speaker so I would anticipate he will be providing outstanding historical background of the event while acting as a guide for the program.
Please visit the general website for the Chicago Genealogical Society at:
This sounds like a great outing on such a historical anniversary date.
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