This American Life: 1900

Program Description:
Meet Mary Delafield Sturges, survivor of the Great Chicago Fire, devoted wife and mother, philanthropist, and advocate for women. This first-person portrayal takes you back to the turn of the twentieth century as Mary recalls family anecdotes, describes life among Chicago's elite, and reminisces about the Fire, the World Columbian Exposition and more.

"Chris has the most unique ability to custom design presentations with her amazing knowledge of history near and far through her extensive research, travels, and love of learning"

Linda Boilini
English Teacher
Lake Geneva Middle School



"Thank you so much for enlightening us to the wonderment of Lake Geneva's past residents-they set the mold for what we all enjoy today. And, you keep that spirit going in a most remarkable way-complete with costume. Thank you for sharing so much-we are still smiling."

Sue L.
Lake Geneva Resident