Dreams can come true! The McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is expanding! After years of planning, the groundbreaking for the Anderson Annex for the Arts will take place Wednesday, July 27 at 4 p.m.

This is a very exciting time for McCord and we want to thank the many donors who have helped to make this dream a reality. We will try to keep you updated as often as possible on the progress of construction. 

Save the Date!

On Monday, September 12 Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club will be the venue for the McCord Capital Campaign’s Third Annual “Fairway for the Arts” Golf Outing to benefit the Anderson Annex for the Arts. Would you like to be a sponsor for this event? Please call the office at 708-671-0648.

“So I Bought an Air Force”

What sort of man comes to mind when you think of an adventurer? Chances are it is not your suburban neighbor.  But Will Martin of Palos Park breaks the stereotype in his recently published book “So I Bought An Air Force “, the wild but true story of the amazing business deal he made with General Somoza, dictator of Nicaragua, in which Martin purchased all of their piston planes, primarily P-51 Mustangs.  At the same time, in a separate deal, he located and delivered aircraft that the Nicaraguans wanted.  The adventure takes place between 1962 and 1965 during which Martin survives attempted murder by a CIA operative, crash lands three Mustangs after mysterious engine failure, makes Nicaraguan headlines as a “famous Chicago gangster” and is arrested in Mexico with his wife as a suspect in JFK’s assassination.  The book is filled with history, danger, and humor too.

Autographed copies of the book are available at McCord.