Joined In Jul 2018
Although the Green Mill serves up more jazz than blues, I have to include it here. The club and cocktail lounge opened its doors in 1907 and has a long history in Chicago, including gaining notoriety in the 1920s as a popular hangout for gangsters like Al Capone. As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time to a sophisticated speakeasy
The Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world and has an interesting history on its own: It originated for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the artifacts displayed at the fair. In fact, Tiffany & Co’s gem collection was a huge hit at the Exposition. When the exposition closed, the World’s Fair President Harlo Higinbotham purchased the entire collection and donated it to the then-new museum. Today, this collection is part of the Grainger Hall of Gems, with more than 600 gemstones and 150 pieces of antique and contemporary jewelry.