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The 5th Annual Spark Awards Dinner Benefiting The Chicago Metro History Fair

Since 2013, the Spark Awards have honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chicago history, History Fair, and education. Over the past 40 years, nearly a half million students have participated in History Fair, inspiring them to learn more about their community and sparking their interest in research and history. This annual event supports the Chicago Metro History Fair and educational programs of the Chicago History Museum.

This year, we will honor three outstanding leaders.

William J. Lawlor
George Javaras Corporate Award

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Richard Brown Public Service Award

Elizabeth Robbins
Timuel Black Teacher of Excellence Award


Event Co-Chairs: Joseph Seliga, Vanessa Vergara

Event Committee: Marcia Buchanan, Shawn Healy, Ron Kaminski, Mark Trembacki

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The Details



20 th

6:00 p.m.



$ 250

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

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