History Happy Hour at the Chicago History Museum

June 12, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sick of the same old after-work grind? Grab your friends and head on over for History Happy Hour! This quarterly series features two drinks on us, tours, talks, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibitions.
Dance your way through the Museum as we celebrate Chicago’s rich blues history. Chicago has been a “sweet home” for the blues since it was brought to the city by southern black migrants who reshaped Chicago throughout the 20th century. Explore the Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Amplified: Chicago Blues on 15-minute flash tours throughout the evening, and more!

Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!

Live Entertainment and Drinks: 

Flash Tours and Activations: 

A City Guide to Chicago Blues, led by Julius Jones, digital content manager at the Chicago History Museum
6:45, 7:45 and 8:15 p.m.
Chicago: Crossroads of America
Discover the clubs and blues destinations in Chicago that you can currently visit, on this 15 minute-tour of the Museum’s original blues club in our permanent exhibition, Chicago: Crossroads of America.

Amplified: Chicago Blues Flash Tour, led by Trevor Cunnien, curatorial staff at the Chicago History Museum
6:45, 7:45 and 8:15 p.m.
Amplified: Chicago Blues
Experience the Museum’s newest exhibition and hear the music that electrified Chicago on this 15 minute artist-focused tour.

Research Center Unboxed: Chicago  Blues Archives
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Chicago: Crossroads of America
See Chicago Blues photographs, broadsides, magazines and more from the Museum’s archives. Explore this rarely seen collections material with Research Center staff.

Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes two complimentary drink, tours, and Museum admission

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