Breakfast at the Maritime Museum
with a Talk and Docent Led Tour
by Ked Fairbank AB '63
Location: Chicago Maritime Museum, 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:30 am - 12 noon
Join us for a walk through Chicago's rich maritime history, with CMM executive director Ked Fairbank AB'63. Enjoy French pastries and coffee while you network with fellow alumni and their families. Stroll through exhibits of the early years of French fur trading, grand masted schooners, WWII on Chicago's lakefront and the fabled Chicago to Mackinac sailing race.
Learn what factors drove Chicago's growth from 150 citizens when incorporated in 1833 to more than 1 million by 1890. Learn why Chicago was the busiest port in the USA by 1882 with more than 26,000 ships clearing its dock annually. See the model of the aircraft carrier used to train pilots on Lake Michigan during WWII.
The open house is from 10:30 until 12 noon. At 11:00 Ked will give a talk on the impact the city's waterways have had on Chicago's evolution.
FREE parking in the lot on the North side of the Bridgeport Art Center. Enter at the blue awning and go down one flight of stairs to the museum.
COST: HCC Regular members and their guests: $25/person
Non-members of HCC: $45/person
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Sunday, 10/29/17 at 10:30am - 12:00pm | iCal
Chicago Maritime Museum
1200 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL USA
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