- Admission to The Last Speakeasy
- When: Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Chicago History Museum
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Must be 21 or older
- $55 for one ticket
- $110 for two tickets
- $220 for four tickets
- Ticket package includes food and beverages (Templeton Rye cocktails, beer, and wine)
Casino gaming tables are for entertainment purposes only and are free and open to the public. Feathers and firearms (real or toy) are prohibited at the Chicago History Museum.
The Last Speakeasy
- Off the wagon: this party celebrates the 81st anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition
- On attendees: Prohibition-era costumes—guests are encouraged to dress like flappers and dappers
- At the bar: 1920s-inspired craft cocktails featuring Templeton Rye
- On the plates: hors d’oeuvres
- In the air: live music from Steve Anthony & His Society Orchestra
- On the dance floor: professional instructors, who will teach participants how to do the waltz, fox trot, and Charleston
- At the mic: Renee Rosen, author of the Jazz Age novel Dollface, who will share a talk on flappers
- In the cards: your success at the free, novelty gambling tables
Chicago History Museum
Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum upholds its legacy as one of the city’s oldest cultural institutions with more than 22 million artifacts blown in from the city’s storied past. Permanent exhibitions include Chicago: Crossroads of America, which sends visitors on a journey through a re-created jazz club and features an original L car and the monkey bars that its passengers hung from during commutes. Collections of dioramas detail the story of the city’s growth from a barren nineteenth-century trading outpost to the bustling, youthful city that hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Exhibitions centered on Abraham Lincoln offer an in-depth look at his campaign and election in 1860, and Lincoln’s Chicago shows visitors a vision of the city as the 16th president saw it.