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History Happy Hour

Raise a glass to history!

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! Each month History Happy Hour is served up with a twist—with rotating beverage partners and unique explorations of the Museum.

This month, explore The Secret Lives of Objects with us before it closes on November 26. DryHop Brewers will be on hand to pour a selection of their brews, along with The Hop Review who will be sharing their stories and perspectives on craft beer.

Flash Tours: 

If the Shoe Fits
Chicago: Crossroads of America
6 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.
Platform shoes helped traders stand out in the busy pits of the Chicago Board of Trade. Leather shoes were all the rage during Chicago’s meatpacking era. Hear these shoe-centric stories and more on a 15-minute flash-tour through Chicago: Crossroads of America.

If These Objects Could Talk…
Chicago: Crossroads of America
6 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.
You decide where to go on this tour inspired by The Secret Lives of Objects. Choose from the mysterious silhouettes of seven different objects to hear stories that range from heart-stopping to heart-breaking.

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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21 st

5:30–7:30 p.m.



$ 15

$10 Members

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