10AM – 12PM
Art bags are while supplies last
Cantigny Park commemorates the birthday of its benefactor, Colonel Robert R. McCormick!
McCormick Day is Cantigny’s annual gift to the community—enjoy free parking and children receive a complimentary art bag (while supplies last).
McCormick, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, was born on July 30, 1880. He lived on the 500-acre country estate from 1920 until his passing in 1955. His will designated Cantigny as a public park for education and recreation. On McCormick Day, Cantigny remembers the Colonel’s remarkable life as a gentleman farmer, First Division soldier, public servant and media industry innovator.