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President Obama Makes Pullman A National Park and Monument

Lansing, Ill. –From the “World’s Most Perfect Town” to the brink of collapse in the mid-20th century, Pullman National Monument is back on the track of prosperity by becoming the nation’s newest national park and monument.

On February 19th, 2015, President Obama signed legislation giving the Pullman National Monument the new designation. “The great people at the Pullman National Monument, and the many people whose passion and dedication to achieve this status for Pullman, deserve it,” said Jim Garrett, President / CEO of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “I encourage everyone to discover the faces and places that tell the experience of Pullman and enjoy Illinois’ newest national treasure.”

The Pullman National Monument tour includes visits to the Pullman Visitor Center, Greenstone Church, Hotel Florence, administration building and factory grounds. At the center of the Pullman community are structures that showcase 19th and 20th Century industrial society.

The group will start at the Visitor Center where they will have the opportunity to watch an introductory multimedia presentation that gives an historical overview of the town of Pullman, the preservation activity in the community today and view the on-going exhibit of historic photos and artifacts. The walking tour will take you through the maroon row houses on the way to Hotel Florence and then stop at the Pullman Factory Complex.

For more information on the Pullman National Monument, go to PullmanIL.org or Pullman-Musuem.org. To book your group tour, contact Tobie Fitzpatrick at Tobie@VisitChicagoSouthland.com or call 888-895-8233.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a leisure, meetings and conventions, group tour and sports event destination. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com --30--

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Juston Teach - Communications Manager 2304 173rd Street Lansing, IL 60438 Phone: 708-895-8200 Fax: 708-895-8288 Toll-free: 888-895-8233 Juston@VisitChicagoSouthland.com VisitChicagoSouthland.com

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