October 2018

Sunday, October 21

Illinois Poetry Society Haiku Chapter

1:00 pm
Civic Room

Haiku poets of all levels are welcome. Contemporary English Language Haiku (ELH) is not the more commonly known style, yet it has retained its Japanese influence in many ways. Come and have your work critiqued, learn more about ELH techniques, and share resources.

Wednesday, October 24

Saturday, October 27

Become the Detective: Glessner House Miniature Crime Scenes

11:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Frances Glessner Lee is considered the “mother of forensic science” and helped police hone their crime scene investigation skills by using her hand-crafted meticulously detailed miniature death scenes, which she called the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.

In this program, William Tyre, Executive Director and Curator of the Glessner House in Chicago, invites YOU to become the detective as we venture deep inside four of these Nutshell Studies. Using Lee’s crime scene descriptions, detailed photographs, and diagrams of the scenes, members of the audience will work together to unravel the clues Lee placed in the models and try to determine – was it suicide, accidental death, or murder?

In partnership with the Sisters of Crime Chicagoland

October 2018