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Walking Tour

NEW! Walking Tour | Happy Days Are Here Again: Chicago Celebrates Prohibition’s End

Sunday, July 23

Ninety years ago, national prohibition ended when the Twenty-first Amendment was ratified. By then, Chicago had become associated with the lawlessness ushered in by violations of the Volstead Act. Repeal offered the city a fresh start. Join CHM director of exhibitions Paul Durica on a walking tour that explores how Prohibition’s end was observed in hotels, saloons, private clubs, and the City Council’s chambers. As you stroll, learn about Prohibition’s effects on the tastes and habits of all Chicagoans—from everyday people to the infamous!

Tour runs about 90 minutes; begins at 16 W. Randolph St. and concludes at 17 W. Randolph St.

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Legionnaires at the repeal of Prohibition, 1933. DN-A-3161
People celebrating the repeal of Prohibition, 1933. DN-A-4949
The Old Heidelberg restaurant, 14 W. Randolph St., Chicago, August 23, 1938.

The Details



23 rd

1:00 p.m.



$ 25

$22.50 Members

Event Location

Meet in front of Blick Art Materials

16 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

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