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CANCELLED Members’ Film Series | A League of Their Own

This event has been cancelled. Thank you for understanding!

Inspired by Mainbocher’s military service and contributions, discover the important role of women during World War II.

A League of Their Own
(1992), starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, tells a fictional tale of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded by Chicago chewing gum magnate Philip K. Wrigley in 1943. The all-female league was created to keep the excitement of Major League Baseball alive while the majority of players were off fighting in World War II.

Hear about the true story of the AAGPBL and its Chicago roots from CHM historian Peter T. Alter before the screening.

Running time: 128 minutes

5:00 p.m. Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier exhibition open for viewing
6:00 p.m. Presentation follow by film screening

The Details

Thursday

February

16 th

5:00 p.m. Exhibition Open 6:00 p.m. Screening

Event

Admission

$ 15

$10 Members

Event Location

Chicago History Museum 

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