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Kiddieland Remembered

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
2020-07-09 19:00:00 2020-07-09 20:15:00 America/Chicago Kiddieland Remembered Relive one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks with historian Cheryl Brown as she revisits the history of the park through vintage photos and video. Signup required through Zoom. Zoom tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Relive one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks with historian Cheryl Brown as she revisits the history of the park through vintage photos and video. Signup required through Zoom.

This is a virtual event—it will not be held at the library.

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From 1929 to 2009, Kiddieland in Melrose Park was one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks. Re-experience the park through vintage photos and videos of the park on a busy summer day. Learn about the final auction of the rides, why the park had to close, and where the rides are today.


Speaker Bio: Cheryl Brown is a historian and college professor at Oakton College. She has spent many years researching Kiddieland and will dazzle you with the history, fun facts, videos and photos from Kiddieland which was Chicagoland’s oldest amusement park when it closed in 2009.

External Venue Name: 
Zoom
Event Type: 
Virtual Event
Senior-friendly
Entertainment & Culture
Ages: 
Adult
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The Tinley Park Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any library presentation should contact the library at 708.532.0160, x3 at least ten working days before an event.