Garden of the Dead: The History of Lincoln Park’s Elusive Graves

November 1, 2012

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The Couch Tomb in Lincoln Park.

Chicago is one of the most haunted cities in the world, boasting a colorful past filled with eerie events that range from the truly chilling to the light-of-heart.

Chicago’s early dead were trafficked into and out of its first municipal graveyard, the Chicago City Cemetery. Pamela Bannos of the Hidden Truths project shares stories of grave robbers, improper burials, and the confusion that led to Lincoln Park.

This is the first lecture of a two-part series on the underground history of Lincoln Park. The second lecture is archived here.
 
Unwrap the eerie history of our neighborhood at the Museum. You might not see dead people, but you will certainly be surrounded by them.
 
Recorded Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Chicago History Museum.