SoundWalk and Performance at the Pullman National Monument/Pullman State Historic Site
Saturday, October 3 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
11057 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628
Free and open to the public
You.re invited to come to a program at Pullman National Monument & State Historic Site that includes a soundwalk and performance. This program, which happens during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month, is co-presented by Pullman National Monument & Pullman State Historic Site
, Outdoor Afro
, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
and Borderbend Arts Collective
A soundwalk is any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are.
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- We will meet in front of the historic Pullman factory clock tower, with introductory talks by Linda Beierle Bullen, Curator at the Pullman State Historic Site; Susan Bennett, Park Ranger at the Pullman National Monument; and Yolanda Bradley-Crocker, from Outdoor Afro.
- The soundwalk will happen outside the historic Pullman administration building, along a route whose soundscape will include sounds of nature and the built environment. Click here to download the soundwalk map.
- Following the soundwalk will be a performance that includes Chicago Phonography and readings of passages from Pullman porters' oral histories.
This program at the Pullman National Monument happens during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival. Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival; during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago . both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia . and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations.
The 2015 Chicago Calling Arts Festival is part of the 20th Annual Chicago Artists Month
which highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. The 20th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM) celebrates the City as Studio: from October 1-November 15, 2015. Join this community-contributed showcase of Chicago.s artists and creative and experience art in the parks, dance in the neighborhoods, installations in the alley, and concerts on the front porch. CAM is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and numerous community partners.
Sunday Factory Tours at the Pullman Factory
Docent led tours of the exterior and select interior spaces of the Pullman Factory site, incorporating industrial history and preservation/restoration logic.
Join us in 2015 as Theatre-Hikes moves to the Hotel Florence to stage two more wonderful plays!
For more information, call 773-660-2341 or E-mail us
Tickets and reservations are available at 872-202-4963 or www.theatre-hikes.org
Clue, the Musical
(July 25 and 26, 2015) has more than 215 different endings. The audience picks the killer, weapon and room at each performance!
War of the Worlds
October 23 (evening) and October 24 (morning), 2015. Done by a local playwright, a female protagonist fights aliens attacking Chicago. Base on the novel by H. G. Wells.
All kinds of events occur at the Pullman State Historic Site. Have a look at the 2011 screening of The Last Pullman Car
The Pullman State Historic Site is now
part of the Pullman National Monument
On Thursday, February 19, 2015, President Barack Obama
designated the Pullman landmark district and State Site part of the newest National Monument.
The proclamation, creating the Pullman National Monument
Some of the main factors that contributed to the National Monument designation are Pullman's unique history, its contribution to the rise of the industrial middle class, its role in African-American labor history and the Great Migration, and its importance in the development of modern American society.
We are one of America's newest partnership parks
, with Federal, State, and private ownership and partnerships of the historic fabric of Pullman.