Saturday, July 30
Bughouse Square Debates at The Newberry Library
Day Time Event
The Newberry Library hosts Chicago's Bughouse Square Debates, along with their annual book sale. EE likes to dress up Old Timey style, and will be providing music for the event.
Noon to 4 PM, Free, Open to All.
Location: Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street, across from Washington Square Park
"Bughouse Square (bughouse is slang for mental
health facility) is the popular name for Washington Square Park. Just
south of the Newberry, this park was Chicago’s most boisterous and
radical free-speech space from the 1910s through the 1960s. Bohemians,
socialists, atheists, and religionists of all persuasions mounted
soapboxes, spoke to responsive, vocal crowds, and competed informally
for attention and donations."