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Here Are 2 Labor Day Events In Pullman To Check Out Monday

The Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site and the Greenstone United Methodist Church will have neighborhood tours, musical performances and a barbecue.

The Pullman National Monument in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago on August 26, 2021.
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PULLMAN — People looking for ways to celebrate Labor Day in Pullman can go to two local events. 

The Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site is hosting Labor Day Celebration 12-4 p.m. Monday at 610 E. 111th St. Park rangers will highlight how inclusivity has helped the Labor Movement with this year’s theme, “Building Solidarity through Diversity,” according to the National Park Service website

Rangers will also focus on how the neighborhood’s demographics have changed over time, according to a Facebook post. 

There will be musical performances from the Mother Jones Heritage Project, the Jose Valdes Band, Don Stiernberg, the Azania Drum Corp and guitarist Bucky Halker. 

People can enjoy guided walking tours of the site grounds and surrounding neighborhood, arts and crafts and booths run by partner organizations, go see new exhibits at the National Park Service visitor center and more. 

The schedule for the free event is online.

Also Monday, Greenstone United Methodist Church will host a barbecue 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 11211 S. St Lawrence Ave. Smoked beef brisket, ribs, salmon, turkey, drinks, chips, cookies, full dinners and side dishes will be for sale, with prices ranging from $1-38, according to an event flyer

Proceeds will go to upkeep and restoration of the church.

There will also be musical performances from Robert Neal, who will play a Steere and Turner pipe organ 12-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., and Paul’s Broken Radio Band, which will play the blues, classic rock and oldies 1-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Tours of Greenstone United Methodist Church and the Wilbur P. Holmes Photo Exhibit, live sculpture art and other activities are also part of Monday’s event. 

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