Union League Club Chicago – 2024 Global Dairy Outlook Conference Venue

Union League Club Chicago – 2024 Global Dairy Outlook Conference Venue

HighGround Dairy is thrilled to host our Third Annual Global Dairy Outlook Conference in the vibrant city of Chicago. The event promises to be a watershed moment for industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to convene and explore the latest trends, insights, and strategies shaping the global dairy landscape.

Early Bird registration is OPEN to accommodate those who want to get a head start on their plans. Space is limited at the historical Union League Club, so we suggest that you register soon and secure your spot!

From now until June, we will continue to provide more information about the session topics, committed speakers, agenda, and more. Any other questions? Feel free to sed them to info@highgrounddairy.com

Union League Club Chicago

A look at the historic and stunning club hosting our annual Global Dairy Outlook Conference.

A Brief History

The Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) was founded in 1879 and traces its origin to the Union League of America (ULA), a Civil War era organization formed to support Abraham Lincoln and to help preserve the Union.

But despite existing since the height of the Gilded Age, the current Clubhouse was designed by the architectural firm of Mundie & Jensen in 1926. William Bryce Mundie—who was a ULCC Club member—understood that ULCC members and guests wanted the Clubhouse to be a "home away from home" and modeled its Georgian Revival design on a nearby Astor Street residence. [3]

Presidential Visitors

The Club has entertained a number of U.S. Presidents, including Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, and George H.W. Bush. [3]

Notable Members

Daniel Burnhamarchitect, Director of Works, World’s Columbian Exposition
Charles G. Dawes30th Vice President of the United States
Marshall Field. founder of Marshall Field and Company
John H. Kedzie. lawyer, member Illinois House of Representatives
Julius Rosenwald. leader and part-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company
John Wentworth ("Long John")Mayor of Chicago, member of US House of Representatives [2]

Private Art Collection

The Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) is home to the second-largest private art collection in the Midwest next to only the Art Institute of Chicago. This outstanding, museum-quality collection is one of the first things one notices about the Union League Club: art is everywhere!

The art collection of the Union League Club Chicago represents the Club’s commitment to culture for over a century. Displayed on nearly every floor and room throughout the Club, it enhances the beautiful Beaux-Art Building erected in 1926 and lends it the feel of a museum. [1]

A Diverse Collection

Comprised of more than 700 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, almost a third of the collection was created by women. The collection embraces a diversity of style, geography and chronology. American art, particularly Midwestern art of the twentieth century, forms the nucleus. [3]

Featured Works

Monet’s "Apple Trees in Blossom," Ross Sterling Turner‘s “The Cologne Cathedral,” Ed Paschke’s “Primondo,” Roger Brown’s “Chicago Taking a Beating,” David Anthony Geary’s “Back of the Bus for Now,” Anna Lou Matthews’s “Our Daily Bread (Daily Bread)” [1]