This Obscura Day, take a trip through time to visit the locations of some of the biggest disasters to strike downtown Chicago. Did you know that the city experienced one of the worst theatre fires in American history? The largest loss of life on the Great Lakes? An aviation disaster that led to the creation of one of the country's busiest airports? Come join Chicago horror historian Leyla I. Royale for a one-of-a-kind walking tour that explains how moments of great misfortune influenced the city's development. Believe it or not, it will be fun!
Saturday, April 16: 2:00pm -3:30pm
Ticket Cost: $21
Michigan & Wacker
360 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60601
The event will run rain or shine. Please meet Leyla on the northwest corner of Michigan & Wacker, by the McCormick Bridgehouse and Museum.
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.
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