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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, a major museum and research center for Chicago and American history, is located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. The Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is a 2016 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award given to these institutions for their community engagement and having an impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

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