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Family Day - African American History Month

Saturday, February 24 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn about Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable and Chicago’s swampy start through hands-on activities and crafts.

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A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Speakeasy

Friday, March 9 7:15 - 10:00 p.m.

Our popular cocktail series is back with this exploration of the Speakeasy and Prohibition-era cocktails set against the Museum’s historical backdrop.

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Saturday, March 10 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this landmark feminist novel. Discussion lead by Dr. Jennifer Conary of Depaul University.

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Traditional Irish Aires with Paddy Homan and Friends

Thursday, March 15 6 - 7 p.m. and 8 - 9 p.m.

Get in the spirit as celebrated Irish tenor, Paddy Homan explores Ireland’s rich history through traditional music and story-telling.

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Family Day - Create a Spring Hat

Saturday, March 24 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The sun is starting to peak out - don’t squint, wear a hat! Roll up your sleeves and we’ll help you make a bonnet or baseball cap.

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Musical Chairs: A Concert and Discussion on The Art of Seating

Monday, April 9 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Hear music inspired by furniture and chairs interspersed with commentary about The Art of Seating exhibition.

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The Art of Seating Private Collector Diane Jacobsen

Wednesday, April 18 6 - 7:30 p.m.

A private collector with passion, Diane Jacobsen tells the story of how she began collecting chairs and how that collection became The Art of Seating.

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Meet the Experts: Art Rescue 911

Thursday, April 26 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Bernacki & Associates is one of Chicago’s premier conservation & restoration firms specializing in “saving” period furniture, objects, historic millwork and architectural elements.

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Family Day - Marionette Show

Saturday, April 28 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dave Herzog’s Marionettes presents “Dragon Days and Knight Time.” Join King Percy the Persnickety and guests as they celebrate his majesty’s Birthday.

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