History Happy Hour at the Chicago History Museum

March 20, 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.
 
Every Chicagoan is Irish for one day each year. Don your green and toast Chicago’s longstanding celebration of St. Patrick’s day! Music, themed activities and 15-minute flash tours will explore Chicago’s vibrant Irish community.
 
Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about this city you love!
 
Live Entertainment:
 
Irish musician Paddy Homan will be performing and doing a piece on the history of the Irish in Chicago.
Irish dancers will be performing from the Bentley School of Dance.
Flash Tours and Activations:
 
IRISH LEADERS AND LEGENDS IN CHICAGO, led by Libby Mahoney, senior curator at the Chicago History Museum
6:15 and 7:15 p.m.
Tour begins at Chicago: Crossroads of America
Discover how three remarkable Irish-Americans helped shape Chicago’s history on this tour of Chicago: Crossroads of America.
 
IRISH IMMIGRATION TO CHICAGO, led by Russell Lewis, executive vice president and chief historian at the Chicago History Museum
6:45, 7:45 and 8:15 p.m.
Tour begins at Chicago: Crossroads of America
From a few hundred residents in the 1830s, Chicago emerged as the fourth largest Irish city in America by 1860. Explore how early Irish immigrants contributed to the growth of the city.
 
RESEARCH CENTER UNBOXED: Irish-American Collections
6 – 9 p.m.
Chicago: Crossroads of America
See diaries, photographs and letters from the Museum’s Irish-American collections. Explore this rarely seen collections material with Research Center staff.
 
Specialty Cocktails:
 
Slane Sour
1 1/2 oz Slane
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
 
Irish Mule
1 1/2 oz Slane
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
top with ginger beer
 
Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket to History Happy Hour. Ticket includes two complimentary drink, tours, and Museum admission


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