Chicago's Polish Corridor (Age 60+ yrs)

With its rich Polish history, Milwaukee Avenue is one of Chicago’s most fascinating streets. Explore this great thoroughfare on another great Guided Chicago neighborhood tour! At the beginning of the 20th Century, the Polish settlement along Milwaukee Avenue was the largest outside of Warsaw. Visit the Polish Museum of America to learn of the immigration to Chicago. See the colorful displays including the Pope John Paul II collection and native folk costumes. Travel up Milwaukee Avenue to see the recently gentrified areas of Bucktown and Wicker Park. Hear stories of Milwaukee Avenue as an Indian Trail and later a plant “toll road.” Visit one of Chicago’s Polish churches. Lunch today is at one of Chicago’s well-known Polish restaurants, Staropolska Restaurant on Milwaukee Ave. This restaurant serves traditional and contemporary Polish foods. There is also time to visit a Polish deli after lunch, before finishing our tour on Chicago’s northwest side. If you are a member of the Itasca Senior Citizens Club members, mention this at registration to receive $15 off. (ER)

AGE: 60+yrs

DEADLINE: Tue Aug 25  MIN/MAX: 1/29

Tue Sep 15 8:30 am-3:30 pm $70 241009-01

LOCATION: Meet at Itasca Rec Center   MIN/MAX: 8/13