History Happy Hour
Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your pals and head on over for History Happy Hour! This monthly series features a spirits tasting, plus tours, talks, and activities highlighting our diverse collection.
Each month History Happy Hour is served up with a twist—with rotating beverage partners and unique explorations of the Museum. For August’s edition, relive the spectacular wonders that were Chicago’s two World’s Fairs: The World’s Columbian Expedition (1893) and A Century of Progress (1933-1934).
Few Spirits, the first distillery in the home of the Temperance Movement, will be on hand to pour a selection of their Evanston-produced spirits, and DJ Lunatic will be spinning tunes.
Revisit the sights and sounds of Chicago’s World’s Fairs on expert-led 15-minute flash tours, offered throughout the evening:
A Century of Progress: The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair
Led By Libby Mahoney, Senior Curator
Discover why millions came to Chicago to celebrate the city’s centennial.
A Trip Through the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair
Led By Joy Bivins, Director of Curatorial Affairs
Relive the spectacular
General admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesday evenings; purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour to enhance your experience.
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 one complimentary drink, tours, and Museum admission.
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