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Clarke House Museum Symposium:Clarke House Museum Symposium: Virtue & Vice - Reform in Early Chicago

Virtue & Vice - Reform in Early Chicago

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm

Glessner House Museum coach house

$30 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)

$25 for students, docents and Colonial Dames

Pre-paid reservations required to 312.326.1480

Vice Districts. Prostitution. Political Corruption. Racial and Ethnic Discrimination. Drunkedness and Poverty. Rioting in the Streets.

Peer into Chicago's past and uncover the social ills that plagued our growing city in the mid-nineteenth century. Learn about reformers' efforts to clean up early Chicago with presentations by four noted historians. An exhibit of related artifacts from the Clarke House Museum and Labarre Family Collections will also be on display throughout the day. Tour Clarke House Museum at the conclusion of the program. Don't miss this intriguing look at Chicago's struggle to reign in vice and instill virtue as the young city, and our nation, came of age in the turbulent years prior to the American Civil War.