My Go-To Place

Repeats every Thursday

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My Go-To Place is a weekly drop-in social event where participants enjoy programming that includes education, socialization and art. Check for weekly program descriptions. Our Thursday program is sponsored by Niles Township Government and is geared towards participants in who live in Township.


Thursday, October 28My Go-To Place invites you to join us for our Virtual TripCity on Fire: Chicago 1871
On October 8, 1871, Chicago's busy streets were taken over by flames for three days, overwhelming a city built of wood and causing severe destruction. After the fire died, recovery efforts exposed deep social and economic inequalities when more than 100,000 people became homeless, and society placed blame upon the Irish immigrant O'Leary family. The devastation also sparked change and regrowth in Chicago by introducing new fire safety guidelines and rebuilding as the resilient city it is today.

The Chicago History Museum's virtual exhibition will guide us through the crucial events and conditions before, during, and after the fire—many of which draw striking comparisons to today's social climate. The exhibition features more than 100 artifacts and includes stories from survivors of the fire. Participate from home (on Zoom!).

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City on Fire: Chicago 1871



Thursday, November 4My Go-To Place invites you to join historian Paula Fenza in a presentation on the life of Lizzie Borden and the infamous crime that has fascinated people for over 100 years.

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Thursday, November 11My Go-To Place invites you to join us for our Virtual TripWadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842 in Hartford Connecticut, the Wadsworth Atheneum opened two years later with just seventy-nine paintings and three sculptures. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art including European art, Contemporary art, costumes, and textiles. Join a docent from the museum for a virtual tour through some of their most interesting galleries and beautiful works of art. Participate from home (on Zoom!).

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art




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Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Event
3003 W Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
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