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Obscura Society IL: Chicago's Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium

A Walking Tour of the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Grounds.

Join us for a presentation & tour of the old Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium grounds led by noted Chicago historian & Chicago Municipal Sanitarium researcher Frances O'Cherony Archer. You'll learn about the 100 year history of the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, hear personal stories of people who lived at the Sanitarium, & get a chance to tour the area & view the remaining buildings & tunnel entrances. Now home to the North Park Village and Nature Center, the area is a serene nature oasis home to deer, old growth trees, & the original beautiful brick buildings from the Sanitarium.

Leyla I. Royale is an avid Chicago historian & jack of all trades.  She is the creator of Chicago horror history site Dead In Chicago, which features daily updates on horrible happenings from the city's past.  She works as a cellist for local & national Chicago musicians, is an employee & trapeze artist at Trapeze School New York in Chicago, has been a dedicated historic tour guide at The Chicago Theatre, & spends her Octobers working as a haunted tour guide & as an actor for Zombie Army Productions.

Adventure Notes

The event will run rain or shine.

A short presentation will be given in the Nature Center, but the majority of the event will be a walking tour on the sidewalk & in the forest of the grounds.

Children under the age of 16 are not recommended.