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Join us for an evening on Chicago’s East Side for an exclusive look inside the landmark East Side Tap, including a tour, presentations, drinks, and more!

The evening begins with a presentation by Mike Medina, one of the Tap’s owners, for a look at their restoration progress so far and a tour of the building. Following Mike’s presentation will be a discussion of the broader historical context of bars/taverns as social anchors in industrial, working class communities like the East Side, led by Mike and Preservation Futures

When: Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: East Side Tap | 9401 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL
Admission: $20 | Includes program admission and drinks – Schlitz beer, of course!
Admission will be limited to 30 people, so purchase your tickets before we sell out!

Guests are encouraged to bring $5 cash to purchase items from the Tap’s Art-O-Mat machine – a repurposed cigarette vending machine that now sells small works of art.

More information: This program is a joint effort by the Calumet Heritage Area, Calumet Heritage Partnership, the East Side TapPreservations Futures, The Field Museum, and the Calumet Voices/National Stories exhibit.

The Calumet Voices, National Stories exhibition is proud to support this important program to shine a national spotlight on architectural innovation in Calumet region. The exhibition showcases the region’s natural, industrial, and cultural heritage thorough partnerships with 15 local Calumet museums and history centers. Visit Calumet Voices, National Stories at the Field Museum through October 22, 2023. 

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