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Jennifer Dorning (non-member)'s picture

Labor History Site Tour this Friday in Chicago

I hope everyone can make it to the labor history site tour this Friday in Chicago!

Details: Tour of the Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Chicago led by Illinois Labor History Society President, Larry Spivack.  Organized by the AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups.

Date: Friday, June 28th

Time: 3pm

Location: Haymarket Martyrs Monument at Randolph and Desplains Street (just a few blocks west of the loop).  I expect we will mostly be in this location, but may go to a nearby courthouse that has artifacts on display.

Suggested Donation: $15 to 25 to benefit the Illinois Labor History Society

Expected duration: 1 hour


Please let me know if you have any questions.



Co-Chair, AFL-CIO/ALA Joint Committee

Janet OKeefe's picture

Is the fee cash only?  I want to be prepared because I might have to run to make it on time.  My bus is supposed to get in at 2:15 and I will try to make it, but traffic may prevent me.