Say hello to hooch, again. 

Ready to raise a glass?

Put on your best get-up and join us at our juice joint as we celebrate the 84th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. Grab some giggle water, test your luck at the tables, and stretch your stilts on the dance floor all night long–or at least until the feds find us. 

Admission includes a full open bar, Prohibition-themed craft cocktails by  Templeton Rye and 

heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

$110/100 CHM Members

*Members also receive early entry to the party at 6:30

From super-glam flapper girls to the first wave of cool androgyny, 1920's fashion was all about exploration, liberation, and having a grand ol' time in the process. Think rich velvet, satin, pearl embellishments, and art deco motifs.

For Her

Put on some swingin' threads and show us your best moll or doll, flapper or dapper. The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum will present awards for the best-dressed daddies and dames.

Feathers and firearms are prohibited at the Chicago History Museum.

There's more to swell style than fedoras and three-piece suits, accessorizing is key to looking sharp! Be a highfalutin' gangster in colorful attire, a common chap with newsboy caps and bowler hats, or dress to the nines with bow ties, top hats, pocket squares, and boutonnieres.

For Him

Check out our Pinterest board for a little outfit inspiration.

Belly up to the open bar for beer, wine and Templeton Rye cocktails crafted by Chicago’s finest mixologists.

Return to the scene of the crime as John Russick, CHM's VP of Interpretation & Education tells the tale of the notorious gangsters of the St. Valentines Day massacre.  Immerse yourself in the scene of the crime through Chicago 00, our 360degree tour which includes images from the actual events putting you in the shoes of the photographers who captured this infamous moment in Chicago history.

A Chorus Line

Vaudeville Nights

Get ready to Lindy-hop, Charleston and fox trot to the tunes of the twenties. Listen to the swinging sounds of Chicago Jazz Duo, Alan Gresik Swing Era band, and the Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra.

Ladies and gentleman! Step right up to see Chicago's eclipsing sensation. Be wondered by the one and only, the incomparable, the man of many mysteries - Sean Masterson and his world-famous Wonder Show of the Universe! Be wowed by mind blowing illusions and sleight-of-hand. This sensational expose will leave you asking “How did he do it?!”

Schooled in Scofflaw

Ante up

Jake Jams

Save your sawbucks and test your luck at one of our free novelty gambling tables.

What's on Tap?

Whet your whistle

The Galaxie Girls  are a collection of performers from around the the Chicagoland area born out of the desire to incorporate classic Chorus Girl and Showgirl performance elements into performances. The Galaxie Girls have been delighting audiences professionally since 2009.

Templeton Old Fashioned

2oz.        Templeton Rye

2dashes   Aromatic bitters

1tsp            Demerara sugar

             Simple syrup

                                       Orange & cranberry mash   

Dissolve demerara sugar in hot water. Add Templeton Rye, bitters and ice. Stir until properly chilled and strain into an Old Fashioned glass with a couple of ice cubes. Garnish with an orange twist.

Whether you're a whiskey connoisseur or you're trying it for the first time, here are a few recipes guaranteed to delight.  

Templeton Manhattan

2oz.        Templeton Rye

3/4 oz.        Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes   Aromatic bitters

Fill cocktail shaker half-full with ice cubes, add Templeton Rye, sweet vermouth, and dashes of bitters. Garnish and immediately serve in a martini glass or short tumbler. Serve gently stirred, never shaken. 

Kiss with a cherry.

"This was great! Such a fun event "

"My husband and I look forward to this event every year! "


"Had the best time, can't wait until next year! "

Take a peek inside our juice joint...


The Chicago History Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, on the corner of Clark Street & North Avenue. CTA buses 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 are just steps away. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are located approximately one half-mile from the Museum. 


Located one block north of the Museum at Clark & LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. $9 with Museum validation; Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.


Sit pretty & let all the guys and dolls know your whereabouts.


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