Meet at Fay’s Point on Saturday, July 21 for a hike of the history-laden confluence of the Little Calumet River and the Cal-Sag Channel. Once home to American Indian tribes, Fay’s Point has been witness to the many transformations Blue Island has experienced over the centuries. Part of the Calumet Outdoors Series, expect a mix of natural history, archaeology, industrial ruins, local lore, and lots of fun.
On Sunday, July 22, Blue Island is proud to welcome Forgotten Chicago to Blue Island for their first tour of our City’s “unexpected” finds. This walking tour meets at 1pm at the historic Vermont Street / Rock Island Metra station. Join Forgotten Chicago as they explore Uptown, 19th century residential structures, industrial remnants, abandoned bridges, and a rare in-depth tour of Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Heimbach House. Advanced tickets are required, so visit Forgotten Chicago Blue Island Walking Tour page now and get yours!
July 21, 9am
1500 Broadway St., Blue Island, Ill.
Hike Leader: Jason Berry
Blue Island Bertrand Goldberg House/Walking Tour
July 22, 1pm
Vermont Street / Rock Island Metra Station