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History Happy Hour

Tuesday, January 28

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This series features two drinks on us, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.

Join us for this World’s Fair themed History Happy Hour with activations that will explore Chicago’s past and present.

Activations & Entertainment

  • Chicago 00
    Get an exclusive sneak peek of the newest virtual reality episode from CHM’s Chicago 00 project! Chicago 00: 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition will take you on an immersive tour of the world’s fair known for its dazzling White City and eclectic Midway Plaisance. Experience Chicago’s past and present in 360 degrees and fly 264 feet in the air on a virtual ride of the world’s first Ferris Wheel. After visiting the 1893 world’s fair in VR, help us shape the experience before its official launch in March by filling out a brief survey to receive a free Museum pass. *Spaces are now full. Please sign up on the wait list here.
  • Exhibition Activations
    Explore the Museum’s exhibitions to discover touchable objects and interact with Museum staff to hear more about the world’s fair.
  • Archives
    View a selection of rarely-seen materials from the Museum’s archives. Archivists and Research Center staff will be on hand to share their insights into these collections at display.

Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!

Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes two complimentary drinks, and Museum admission.

*Cash bar available
*Light food available for purchase, CASH ONLY

-Mini Hot Dogs $3
-Cracker Jack $3
-Hummus Cups $5

$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 members in advance, $20 members at the door


The Details



28 th

6:00–9:00 p.m.



$ 20

$15 Members

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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