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Virtual Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 14

Grab ein Bier and say “Pröst” with us! CHM members and the Historical Alliance are invited to our virtual Oktoberfest, which will explore the history of Chicago’s German community. Join CHM cataloging and metadata librarian Gretchen Neidhardt as she discusses the establishment and growth of the city’s German population and its subsequent influence on the food scene. See items from our research collection, such as historical menus, and hear from the Chicago-based Dovetail Brewery, which combines continental European styles and techniques with American creativity to produce their beers. Zoom link provided after registration.

$10 to attend the virtual event
$50 to attend the virtual event, plus a box of Oktoberfest goodies SOLD OUT

Members may purchase tickets online; please sign into the ticketing system in order to do so. Historical Alliance should contact Lauren Wissbaum, individual giving manager, at [email protected] for tickets.

This exclusive event is for CHM members and Historical Alliance only.

Two menus for the Old Heidelberg Inn restaurant. Left: 1945, right: 1933.
Interior view of Siebel's Brewing Academy at 1422 to 1424 Montana Street, Chicago, August 1909. CHM, ICHi-025667
Two arms holding glass steins of beer in a toast, Chicago, c. 1935. DN-0102907, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, CHM

The Details



14 th

6:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories