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Headlines from History

A Century of Headlines: Exploring Tribune by the Decade

The program is offered in person and online. Registration is not required for those attending in person at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, and parking is free. Online participants should register at below to receive a Zoom link.

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The Chicago Tribune is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2022. Founded in 1847, the Tribune is Chicago’s oldest newspaper, and one of the oldest continuously published newspapers in the United States. Most of the Tribune’s first 100 years were under the leadership of Joseph Medill and his family, most notably his grandson, Robert R. McCormick.

Anderson will look back at the most famous headlines through the Tribune’s first century, revealing along the way that the newspaper not only reported on historical events it played a significant role in them, too.


JEFFREY ANDERSON spent 15 years as the McCormick Museum’s Interpretation Manager before taking on the role of Exhibition Coordinator and Assistant Curator of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. A lead researcher on museum exhibits and public programs, Jeffrey holds a Master’s in U.S. History from Roosevelt University and is an adjunct history professor at the College of DuPage.



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Illinois teachers can earn 1 PD credits for watching the presentation and filling out a short PD activity.

Step 1: Register for the webinar above.

Step 2: Register to be on the teacher list for the PD activity and ISBE forms.


Questions? Email: ccorrigan@fdmuseum.org

  This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.