Chicago History 101: The Speakeasy Series-Kickoff Event

Date(s) - 11/08/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Old Chicago Inn

Hosted by
Chicago for Chicagoans

Chicago History 101: The Speakeasy Series (11/8 Kickoff Event)

Thu, November 8, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Chicago History 101: The Speakeasy Series returns to hidden hideaway Room 13 this winter to help Chicago residents learn more about the history of their city! Presented by Chicago for Chicagoans, this pay-what-you-can educational series is meant to provoke understanding and discussion of our city’s past, while exploring how that history impacts and influences our future.

This year, we’re diving into Chicago history through the lense of our beloved flag. Originally designed by Wallace Rice in 1917, the flag’s six-pointed stars are layered with symbolism that represents the story of our city. Join an illustrious lineup of Chicago historians & experts as we explore and contextualize our stars and stripes in twelve, one-of-a-kind evenings featuring lectures, discussions, interviews, and lots of tasty cocktails!

11/8/18 | Kickoff: The Chicago Flag
Speaker: Patti Swanson, Executive Director, Chicago for Chicagoans
If we’re going to be exploring the ins and outs of the Chicago Flag, it certainly makes sense to kick things off with a lecture on the design, development, and overall symbolism of the Chicago Flag! Whet your whistle as you listen with a special punch concoction by Luke Nevin-Gattle of Room 13 (available tonight only) — all drink proceeds will benefit Chicago for Chicagoans. First come, first serve!