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    February 26, 2018
    WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AT CANTIGNY
    March events include two living history performances and Women of Chicago lecture
    Wheaton, Ill., February 26, 2018 — Cantigny Park will honor Women’s History Month with four events at the Robert R. McCormick House. All are free to attend with paid parking ($5):
    • Second Saturday
    Saturday, March 10 ◊ 12 to 3 pm
    McCormick House Gold Theatre
    The museum opens its 2018 Second Saturday series with a celebration of the 19th Amendment, which in 1919 granted women the right to vote. Visitors can make suffragette sashes and pins. Second Saturday is a free drop-in program for families with a different theme each month; no registration is necessary. Saturday, March 10 ◊ 3 pm
    McCormick House Freedom Hall
    Living history actor Leslie Goddard will portray Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic by plane and who later accomplished the feat flying solo, earning the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross. The program is ideal for families and children ages 10 and up. Please register in advance: 630.260.8162 or online at Cantigny.org.
    • Mamie Eisenhower
    Saturday, March 24 ◊ 3 pm
    McCormick House Freedom Hall
    Living history actor Ellie Carlson will portray Mamie Eisenhower, America's beloved First Lady from 1953-1961. The program is ideal for families and children ages 10 and up. Please register in advance: 630.260.8162 or online at Cantigny.org.
    • How Women Helped Build Chicago
          Sunday, March 25 ◊ 3 pm
          McCormick House Freedom Hall
    McCormick House docent Laurie Russell will discuss how women responded at critical moments in Chicago’s history and shaped the city we know today. The program is suitable for adults and teens. Please register in advance: 630.260.8162 or online at Cantigny.org.
    Cantigny Park is open 7 days a week starting March 1. Parking is $5. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of the month and always free for Cantigny Park members.
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    About Cantigny Park
    Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, display gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities. More information, including hours, directions and upcoming events is online at Cantigny.org. Cantigny Golf, adjacent to the park, features a 27-hole championship golf course, full-service clubhouse, Cantigny Golf Academy and the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links. For more information, visit CantignyGolf.com.
     

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