Just a few events that I have found that might spark your interest. I will update these as more and more events come out!
Free Live Tour: Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet at Versailles– Jul 31, 2021 at 7 a.m. AKST
Join us for a live-streaming walking tour of pleasure playground for Queen Marie Antoinette – a hamlet in 17th century Norman style where she spent the last two happy years before the French Revolution.
Watch the live-streaming tour on Youtube, or watch the replay later: https://youtu.be/wwQX2sWXkS8
Attendance is free but donations are much appreciated! https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/parisandbeyondtours
Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium– Aug 11, 2021 at 4 p.m. AKST
Tuberculosis was one of the early big public health crises in Chicago. Also known as the White Plague, this devastating infection took the lives of thousands of Chicagoans at the turn of the century
Fortunately, in 1915 the city opened the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, a state-of-the-art facility that offered hope and fresh air to all Chicagoans, free of charge.
This hour-long talk will be a virtual tour of the grounds of the old Sanitarium as it stands today, and as we travel through it we’ll go over the history of TB in Chicago and the eventual treatment created that greatly reduced mortality.The talk will be led by Leyla Royale, local historian and professional tour guide part of the Effing Chicago collective.
This event is FREE with donations suggested/welcome.The talk will be broadcast on Facebook Live via Effing Chicago.
EFFING CHICAGO is a collective of professional tour guides behaving badly. Breaking away from corporate restrictions on uniforms, language, and what stories to tell, on an Effing Chicago tour your guide might swear, rip on people who put their names on their buildings in two-story letters, and show up to work in a hoodie. The only rule is to stay accurate!
LEYLA ROYALE is an all-about-town woman who’s worked as a tour guide in Chicago since 2011. She specializes in movie palace history and finding strange, forgotten tales from Chicago’s past of murder, crime, accidents, and how terribly unsafe the bridges were. In 2014, she started DEAD IN CHICAGO as a daily true horror history website. It ran for 1,000 days and currently is revived a few times a year for virtual tours.
Virtual Tour: Mystery in Transylvania– Oct 27, 2021 at 1 p.m. AKST
Ready to discover the dark side of Medieval Transylvania?
By the end of the day almost 1,200 people were dead. This Join Georgiana, our storyteller and tour guide as she takes you on another exciting murder mystery traveling tour.
This time you will be part of a filming crew that comes to Romania to film a documentary, “Haunted Castles and Tormented Souls”, about the many castles and fortresses and the ghost stories that surround them. They are on the hunt for anything supernatural: vampires, witches, strigoi, local superstitions and questionable rituals…Unfortunately, their excitement turns to fear when one of them is killed and their travel trip turns to a bewildering game that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.
This virtual tour will take you around some of the best medieval landmarks in Romania: – Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle – Corvin’s Castle, which is considered one of the most haunted castles in Romania – Hoia Baciu, a forest known for its alien apparitions – Poenari Fortress, or the real lair of Vlad the Impaler – Cluj-Napoca and Banffy Castle, a ruin of a former noble family shrouded in ghost stories.… and many more!