Multicultural Walking Tour Series


CHICAGO, IL (July 8, 2013) — Chicago Cultural Alliance invites the general public to explore how the German, Polish and Puerto Rican communities shaped Chicago’s Humboldt Park since its founding in 1869 on a new multicultural walking tour. The tour, which features “first voice” perspectives of immigrant histories and impact on the neighborhood, will take place on Saturday, July 20, August 24 and September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 This tour has been developed from a collaboration between Chicago Cultural Alliance Core Members DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, and the Polish Museum of America with their partner Chicago Architecture Foundation. It is the first tour of the Alliance’s new Community Tour program supported by the Boeing Company

 Tour participants will learn about the contributions of these ethnic groups that helped create the city of Chicago as we know it today, and experience treasured community landmarks along the way. The tour features recurring themes of immigration and migration and how various ethnic communities have worked to make Humboldt Park their home while continuing to honor their heritage and maintain ties to their homeland.

 Attendees will enjoy a treat from Café Colao and are encouraged to be prepared for extensive walking. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Division Street restaurants or the park on their own after the tour.

 Reservations are required, and space is limited. Tickets are $20 per person. To make a reservation, visit or call 312-846-6814. The tour will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. from the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC), located at 3015 West Division Street. Free parking will be provided at IPRAC.

 The Chicago Cultural Alliance is a partnership of Chicago’s ethnic museums and cultural centers whose mission is to effect social change and public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives. The Alliance connects our member museums and centers to flagship arts and cultural institutions, universities, schools, businesses and government agencies. Visit to learn more about our programs and partners.