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Moth StorySLAM: Resilience

Wednesday, October 8

Museum open to the public at 6:00 p.m.
Stories begin at 8:00 p.m.

Join us on the 143rd anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire for a heated Moth StorySLAM hosted by Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist and Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! panelist.

Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions that are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share. Hailed as “brilliant, and quietly addictive” by theGuardian, don’t miss what theVillage Voice deems “the most memorable and hilarious narratives… and exuberant moveable feast.”

Members can purchase exclusive early bird tickets starting September 24 (limited seating).

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Throwback Thursday

Thursday, October 23, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Inspired by The 1968 Exhibit, we’re turning back the clock at this swingin’ evening event. Grab your glad rags and join us for a night filled with 1968-themed performances and activities. Tour the exhibition and celebrate the ’60s in style with retro cocktails, snacks, and live music featuring the Beatles tribute band American English.

Cost: $30, $20 members. Early bird special $25 until October 5. Cash bar available.

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Stories of ’68

Wednesday, November 5, panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., reception follows

Journalist Laura Washington moderates a panel discussion that explores this pivotal decade in American music, culture, and politics. Join us as speakers discuss the impact and legacy of the era, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Our esteemed panelists include acclaimed broadcaster Bill Kurtis, host of WXRT’s Breakfast with the Beatles Terri Hemmert, and political activist and founder of MK Communications Marilyn Katz.

Cost: $25, $15 members. Early bird special $20 until October 9

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Refund Policy:

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

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