Chicago History

The Popular Park That Was Chicago's First Municipal Cemetery

Artist and historian Pamela Bannos led the Chicago History Museums “Garden of The Dead” walking tour through Lincoln Park

Artist and historian Pamela Bannos led the Chicago History Museums “Garden of The Dead” walking tour through Lincoln Park

There’s a little know story about one of Chicago’s favorite parks. It’s a story that is still part of, more specifically just below the surface of Lincoln Park. Earlier this week with a full moon illuminating the sky The Chicago History Museum hosted a walking tour of the park and pulled back the curtain on the story of its past. First Light host Brian O’Keefe took the tour.

Artist and historian Pamela Bannos installed a series of 10 historic markers in Lincoln Park to tell the story of Chicago’s first municipal cemetery

Artist and historian Pamela Bannos installed a series of 10 historic markers in Lincoln Park to tell the story of Chicago’s first municipal cemetery

Uncovering the story behind the Couch tomb was the impetus for Pamela Bannos to find the Hidden Truths about Chicago’s Lincoln Park

Uncovering the story behind the Couch tomb was the impetus for Pamela Bannos to find the Hidden Truths about Chicago’s Lincoln Park

Remembering Chicago's Forgotten History

Author and Historian Richard Lindberg spoke recently at the Naper Settlement, Naperville’s history park

Author and Historian Richard Lindberg spoke recently at the Naper Settlement, Naperville’s history park

In any discussion of history, there are common themes that emerge. Whether it’s the global events preceding World War I, or stories of the Boston Tea-Party in an American History class. Maybe more interesting than those frequently shared historical events are the little known sometimes forgotten stories from our collective past. That’s the ground Richard Linberg hopes to cover with his upcoming book “Tales of Forgotten Chicago.” First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked about the project with Lindberg.