McCormick House Lecture Series
Colonel of Cantigny
McCormick House Freedom Hall
Free with parking fee
**Registration required due to limited space**
Jeffrey Anderson, Interpretation Manager at the McCormick House will share insights into the Colonel’s military service. Colonel Robert R. McCormick, iconic owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, had a unique military career that had a profound impact on his life and legacy. His diary and other historical documents will show what drove one of Chicago’s wealthiest and most powerful men, who was years beyond the recommended military age, to serve his country during its time of need. McCormick’s service with the First Infantry Division, especially his role at the Battle of Cantigny, would have a long and lasting impact on his life and legacy.