The Evanston History Center launches the fall 2017 season of the “Under the Buffalo” lectures. First in the series is “What the Lady Wants: A Portrait of Chicago and Marshall Fields in the Gilded Age,” an illustrated presentation by bestselling author Renée Rosen on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7PM.

Rosen will discuss the setting of and history behind her book, What the Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age. Rosen’s portrait of Chicago traces the dramatic lives of Marshall Field and socialite Delia Spencer as the city transforms itself out of the Great Fire into the stunning setting that hosted the 1893 Worlds Fair.

Rosen is also the author of Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, Dollface, as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot.  She lives in Chicago.  A book signing will follow the presentation.Wine and Appetizer Reception starts at 6:30PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. The event takes place at the Evanston History Center, in the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL

Reservations Recommended: Make a reservation online at evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events/ or by emailing jthompson@evanstonhistorycenter.org

Admission: $10, payable at the door. EHC Members free.

EHC membership information and sign-up available online and at the event.

This event provides 2 CPDU credits for Illinois educators and teachers.

LOCATION: The Evanston History Center, a non-profit organization, is housed in the national landmark, Charles Gates Dawes House at 225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL 60201. We are located half an hour north of Chicago’s Loop, and we are accessible by public transportation. Free parking is available on the street.

Car: Take either 94 or 294 to Dempster Street and go east. Greenwood Street is one block north of Dempster Street.

Train: Take CTA to Dempster Street or Metra to Davis Street, and go east. (Davis Street is a few blocks north of Greenwood.)