• September 6, 2018, 6–8 p.m.

Lincoln Park Walking Tour

Featuring: Chicago historian Julia S. Bachrach

Goethe Monument

North Cannon Drive & West Diversey Parkway

1. altgeld monument

Gutzon Borglum’s humanistic portrayal of Governor John Peter Altgeld standing in protection of a family at his side. Photo Credit: Michael Knapp, Illinois State Geological Survey.


This tour features a broad array of public artworks from various eras in and just outside of Lincoln Park, including the gilded figurative Hamilton Monument by John Angel and allegorical Goethe Monument by Herman Hahn. The tour also includes visits to the nearby Elks Memorial's Reclining Elks by Laura Gardin Fraser, a rare pair of historic bronzes by a woman sculptor, and the John Peter Altgeld Memorial by Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.