What’s inside those bridgehouses along the Chicago River? Find out and enjoy a Chicago summer evening along the river with tasty appetizers and cool refreshments (beer/wine/soft drinks) by joining IABC Chicago members and guests.
McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 11
99 Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago, IL 60601
Cost (Museum entrance fee, appetizers and drinks)
$40 – Members
$50 – Non-members
$10 — Students
Friends of the Chicago River opened the seasonal McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum in 2006. Today, the museum stands as the cultural anchor of the new Chicago Riverwalk and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every summer.
Exhibits celebrate Chicago’s river and world-famous movable bridges, and visitors learn why it is important to protect the river and how to participate in its renaissance. On bridge lift days every spring and fall, the museum’s gear room comes to life, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the moving gears as they lift the massive Michigan Avenue bridge leaf, allowing boat traffic to pass through the heart of Chicago.