Chicago History Book Club
Saturdays, February 8, 15, and 22
Our book club is back by popular demand. This winter Museum archivist Peter T. Alter helps us get to the heart of one of Chicago’s significant works of fiction: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser.
The 12th Annual Chicago Maritime Festival
Saturday, February 22
Snow may be falling, but we’re taking to the high seas! Don’t miss the annual celebration of Chicago’s maritime history.
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the city’s diverse maritime community and heritage. Activities include seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, and workshops. Topics include underwater archeology, boating safety,Great Lakes history, marine art, maritime music, tall ships, lighthouses, privateers, and much more.
Maritime Music Concert
Enjoy music by acclaimed performers from across the country and around the world.
Cost: Full pass is $30, $25 early-bird special, if booked by February 15. Daytime activities only are $14, free for children twelve and under. Concert only is $20 adults, $15 juniors (ages 10 to 15). Museum members receive a 10 percent discount.
For further details and to purchase tickets, visit www.chicagomaritimefestival.org
The Chicago Maritime Festival is presented by Common Times in partnership with the Chicago History Museum and the Chicago Maritime Museum.
Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.
Sign Language Interpretation:
The Chicago History Museum is happy to offer sign language interpretation at any of its public programs. Please contact the Public Programs Manager, at least 2 weeks prior to the day of the event in order to accommodate this request 312.642.4600