Storytelling Series: Bethany Widick with Anne Sullivan
Please join us for a live recording of our Storytelling Series, with Bethany Claus Widick.
Bethany recently received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from SAIC, making a mid-career shift from financial services law and compliance to historic preservation. Her master’s thesis is entitled, “Inside the Cherry Circle: The History and Restoration of the Chicago Athletic Association,” which examined the successful restoration and adaptive reuse of the CAA as well as provided an extensive history of the club, its members, and the structure itself. We cannot wait to hear what Bethany has to share about both herself and what she uncovered while writing her thesis.
Bethany will be in conversation with Anne Sullivan. Anne is full-time faculty at the School of the Art Institute as Department Chair of Historic Preservation as well as a preservation architect. Sullivan was also Bethany’s thesis adviser.
About the Storytelling Series:
The Chicago Athletic Association Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from some of the Chicago’s most interesting and inspiring movers, shakers and visitors. From artists, musicians, innovators, adventurers and visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences, moments and memories that have shaped the speakers, their work and their lives. CAA is known for its rich history, and while the walls can’t talk, the Storytelling Series continues the tradition of welcoming Chicago’s finest talent into its halls to make lasting memories. Only now, we’ll record and share those moments so worth remembering.