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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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15 th

5:30–7:30 p.m.



$ 15

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