TICKET SALE: Riverside and Higgins Glass Studio Bus Tour on 6/14/18

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/21/2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
 Visit the place PBS calls one of the "Ten Towns that Changed America. Designed in 1869 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the team who created Central Park) Riverside is one of America’s first planned communities. In 1970, the entire village was designated a National Historical Landmark due to its significance in the history of urban planning and landscape design. This suburban gem is located just west of Chicago. Riverside resident and art historian, Jeff Mishur leads this tour. Mishur will guide us through the features of Olmsted's design and discuss homes designed by Wright, Zook, Silsbee, Jenney, and other important architects.

We will also visit Higgins Glass Studio, founded by Michael and Frances Higgins in 1948. The couple met at the Chicago Institute of Design (now IIT) and shared an interest in using the ancient technique of fused glass to create striking mid-century modern objects. Higgins pieces are included in the collections of, among others, Tthe Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Corning Glass Museum. We'll meet the team handpicked by the Higgins family to continue their legacy, keep the kilns full of stunning original glass, and maintain their Riverside studio.

Please be awere that this tour covers multiple blocks, and there will be frequent walking and standing. Tour price of $65 per-person includes round-trip luxury coach transportation,tour guide fee,and a pre-selected lunch at the critically acclaimed The Chew Chew Restaurant. A minimum of 40 participants (with a maximum of 53) is required for this event. REGISTER in person only, beginning Saturday, April 21 at a 9.m.
The actual bus trip will take place on Thursday, June 14.
Library: Cook Memorial Public Library District - All branches
Other Information:
 This program correspond with Illinois' 200th Bicentennial Birthday.