Special Events



Saturday, September 2

Labor Day Parades in America date back more than a century, even before Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884. Chicago has a long and storied history of Labor Day parades that pre-dates the establishment of the Chicago Federation of Labor.

​For the first time ever, attend Chicago’s Labor Day Parade with Chicago Federation of Labor and community partners Saturday, September 2 in Historic Pullman! 



Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8

Join us for the 50th Anniversary of House Tours and see the interior of several private homes in Historic Pullman! Attendees will get to explore the rich history of the Pullman neighborhood including exclusive interior access to some of the most iconic and well-preserved homes in the area. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the architecture and design of these beautiful homes, as well as the history of the Pullman community.



Every fourth Sunday of the month, through September

Historic Pullman Foundation’s Speaker Series take place every fourth Sunday of the month and cover a variety of topics with unique presenters. Tickets include access to Pullman Exhibit Hall. Come early if you want to see our new 50th anniversary exhibit From Wrecking Ball to National Park.

2023 Speaker Series presenters:


If you enjoy this program and/or your visit to Pullman Exhibit Hall, please donate to support Historic Pullman Foundation, the official Friends Group of Pullman National Historical National Park. Your donations keep the money local and help both organizations share the amazing story that is Pullman.

Become a Historic Pullman Foundation Member to receive discounted tickets for HPF Speaker Series events and other programming throughout the year.

 Find more upcoming events on our events calendar