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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. Woodford Reserve will More

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Underneath It All

Editor’s note: This weekend is the last chance to see Making Mainbocher. The exhibition closes on Sunday, August 20. In fashion exhibitions, many things vie for attention. The focus, of course, is on the garments with their rich fabrics, vibrant colors, and sparkly embellishments. But, how do these pieces go from collection storage (hanging on More

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House History Workshop

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of Research and Access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research. Space is More

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Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise. Through exclusive access to images from the Museum’s archive, participants gain unique perspectives into Chicago then and now. Tours depart promptly and run approximately 90 minutes. Boarding begins thirty minutes prior to tour time. Adults $43, $38 members; seniors $40, More

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Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise. Through exclusive access to images from the Museum’s archive, participants gain unique perspectives into Chicago then and now. Tours depart promptly and run approximately 90 minutes. Boarding begins thirty minutes prior to tour time. Adults $43, $38 members; seniors $40, More

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Boat Tour: Chicago Along The River

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely river cruise. Through exclusive access to images from the Museum’s archive, participants gain unique perspectives into Chicago then and now. Tours depart promptly and run approximately 90 minutes. Boarding begins thirty minutes prior to tour time. Adults $43, $38 members; seniors $40, More

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