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Saturdays & Sundays, September 23 – October 8

Bertha Palmer’s Gold Coast: Patronage and the 1893 World’s Fair

Discover the fascinating history of Chicago's Gold Coast as you follow in the footsteps of Mrs. Potter Palmer, the neighborhood’s founder and most illustrious resident. > Read more

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Crafting Cognac - New Date Added!

Named after the town in France which bears its name, Cognac has experienced a resurgence with the increased popularity of craft cocktails. > Read more

Wednesday, October 11

Signature Lecture - Alphonse Mucha: The Man, The Artist, The Legacy

Marcus Mucha, the artist's great-grandson, will tell the story of Alphonse Mucha's life and work, as well as discuss the family's efforts to preserve and promote the artist's legacy. > Read more

Fridays, October 20 & 27, Saturdays, October 21 & 28

Murder Mystery 2017

Join us for our annual Murder Mystery event! Use your sleuthing skills to solve the crime while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner. This year the crime takes place at The World's Fair of 1893! > Read more

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Featured Program

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice - EXTENDED!
Every Friday, June 2 - September 29

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. Read more

Duris Autem

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica > Read More