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McCormick House Virtual Tour

Joseph Medill: Our Founding Grandfather

Virtual program offered via Zoom
Ages 10 & up
2:00pm – 3:00pm CST
Free; registration required


We’re going back to the beginning in this special one-time virtual tour of the McCormick House. This tour will focus on our founding father, or should we say grandfather? The Colonel’s grandfather, Joseph Medill, did much more than buy shares in what would become the family business, The Chicago Tribune. He was a passionate abolitionist, served as mayor of Chicago, rebuilt the city after The Great Chicago Fire, and so much more. Join Assistant Curator, Jeffrey Anderson, as he guides you through the life of Joseph Medill and the rooms in McCormick House that were part of the original 1896 structure.

  This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.