The Chicago Flag's Tipsy History

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 6 – 8 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

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The City’s flag exhibits important components of our city’s rich history and geography, and it can also teach us about Chicago’s drinking culture. Join historian and Chicago Brewseum Executive Director, Liz Garibay for a discussion on how booze and beer connect to those red stars and blue and white stripes. Learn the history and stories of the individual stars and the collective stripes and discover the important link between our city flag and Chicago’s long drinking culture. Of course, we’ll have a few beers to sample along the way.

Liz Garibay is a Chicago historian and founder of the Chicago Brewseum who has been studying and conducting field research in beer and alcohol history for nearly two decades. She created the Chicago Beer History + Culture Project and acts as an independent curator and consultant with partner institutions, including the Field Museum, Chicago History Museum, Newberry Library, DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center, the Pabst Mansion and many others, to highlight their collections and to preserve, share and promote Chicago’s beer history and culture.


Image on right courtesy of Liz Garibay