The Classroom Journey bus trip to Pullman District is now full.
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Pullman District, Chicago
Thursday, October 19 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Enjoy an overview of the historic town of Pullman and the preservation activity in the community today. View an exhibit of historic photos and artifacts: Pullman The Man, The Car, The Company, The Model Town, The Strike, The Landmark Community in Chicago.
The Pullman Historic District is a unique community, built in 1880-84 as a planned model industrial town for the Pullman's Palace Car Company. Learn about the national and international influences of Pullman -- on transportation, industrial design, architecture, labor, urban and town planning as well as landscape design.
During the tour, visitors will experience a trip back in time, viewing almost all of the original 1880s housing and many original public buildings that comprise the district today, as well as the Pullman Factory grounds and building interior.
$70.00 for members | $85.00 for non-members
Cost includes transportation, site fees, a snack and lunch at The Pier, Harborside International Golf Center, Chicago.
Joining us on the trip to share his expertise on railroads and Pullman is Jim Matthews, Chair of French and Italian, Associate Professor of French, Illinois Wesleyan University. Some may know Matthews as 'ol Conductor from his train talks.
The bus will depart at 7:30 am from the ISU Office of Parking and Transportation parking lot, 709 N Main St, Normal and will return at 6:00 pm.
* Wear comfortable shoes. There will be moderate walking and standing