CHICAGO, IL, Dec. 5, 2015 – In honor of Walt Disney’s 114th Birthday, Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed that December 5th, 2015 is “Walt Disney […]
CHICAGO, IL, Dec. 5, 2015 – In honor of Walt Disney’s 114th Birthday, Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed that December 5th, 2015 is “Walt Disney Day in Chicago,” and urges “all Chicagoans to recognize the indelible contributions this man has made to our great city, the country, and the world.”
The Walt Disney Birthplace is hosting two events that day to mark this special occasion. From 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Saturday, Dec. 5th, there will be a community birthday party complete with free cake in front of The Walt Disney Birthplace at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. in Hermosa. Along with a “Happy Birthday” sing-along and dedications by Chicago luminaries, guests will get a look at the ongoing restoration of the home that Walt, Roy and Ruth Disney were born in. Significant upgrades are scheduled to be installed for the event. For more details, please visit: WDBirthday.eventzilla.net
That evening, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM, Chicago’s historic Logan Theater will host a cocktail reception with special guest and Disney Animation Legend Floyd Norman, who worked on many Disney classics including Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Mulan, Dinosaur, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This event will include a special theater presentation about Walt Disney and the family’s years in The Windy City. Details and tickets are available at:
About The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation at the Walt Disney Birthplace
This two-story wood cottage was designed by Flora Disney and hand-built by Elias Disney in 1893, in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago. After the family moved in with their sons Herbert and Raymond, Roy Disney was born in the home in 1893, followed by Walt on December 5th 1901, and sister Ruth in 1903. The several years all seven Disneys lived in this house was the longest period the entire family would spend together under the same roof.
CECCI at the Walt Disney Birthplace will be the flagship site for an immersive creativity and innovation program that will initially serve Hermosa and the surrounding community’s children aged 0-8, along with their parents, teachers, and caregivers. In time, CECCI hopes to share the approach with similar neighborhoods across the country.
For more information regarding The Walt Disney Birthplace please visit: www.TheWaltDisneyBirthplace.org.
The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation (CECCI) at the Walt Disney Birthplace is a California public benefit 501(c)(3) pending federal status. Contributions are eligible for tax deductibility. The Walt Disney Birthplace and CECCI are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. Reference to Walt Disney and their trademarks is used purely for historical reference and informational purposes.
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