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Raise a Glass to History Happy Hour!


Museum Launches Monthly Happy Hour Series

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and join the Chicago History Museum and Medici Museums for the very first “History Happy Hour” on Tuesday, May 23, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The monthly series at the Chicago History Museum features a spirits tasting from a top Chicago beer or spirits provider paired with rotating exhibition features including flash tours and expert talks.

The kickoff event invites guests to enjoy a spirits tasting from KOVAL, a Chicago distillery whose origin dates back to the mid-1800s. Fifteen minute “flash tours” will explore Chicago’s playboy and fashion history throughout the Museum’s exhibitions.

General admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesday evenings. Tickets for the History Happy Hour experience are $15. Tickets include a KOVAL tasting and one craft beer. Guests must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. To purchase tickets visit

The next History Happy Hour event will take place on Tuesday, June 20.  


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

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