Presented by Media Burn Archive and Logan Square Preservation. Hosted by Paul Durica.
October 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Logan Square Centennial Monument, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois statehood. Situated in the center of the square at the intersection of Logan and Kedzie Boulevards, the monument can be seen as the physical and psychic hub of the community.
This event will commemorate this crossing into a new century by looking back at forgotten histories of Logan Square and opening discussion about the next 100 years of the neighborhood. It will feature:
Virtual reenactment of the dedication of the Logan Square Centennial Monument, led by Paul Durica. Durica is the founder of Pocket Guide to Hell, a series of free and interactive walks, talks, and reenactments dealing with Chicago’s past.
Premiere of recently preserved Logan Square films and videos by Media Burn Archive, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Chicago that preserves and distributes documentary video produced by artists, activists, and community groups. The highlight will include a recently preserved film by Chuck Kleinhans (1942-2017), who was part of a group of local filmmakers in the 1970s called the Logan Square Rhinos. Other videos will picture Logan Square in the ‘90s or discuss themes of gentrification and unemployment.
Presentation of historical photographs from the collection of Logan Square Preservation, a non-profit community organization dedicated to educating citizens about architecture, history and beautification. Many of the photos were discovered for the new book Logan Square: Images of America, which will be available for purchase/signing.
Discussion and q&a with a special panel of long term residents and recent transplants about the future of the neighborhood.
Doors 6pm | Event 7pm