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Gilded Age Traditions and Holiday Tea at The Drake

Fridays and Saturdays November 30 – December 15 2 – 5 p.m. Buy Tickets Members: $100 Public: $105

Explore the Christmas traditions of Gilded Age Chicago, visit historic landmarks, and enjoy afternoon tea at the Drake Hotel – a quintessential Chicago tradition. The tour begins at the Museum and concludes at The Drake Hotel (140 East Walton Place).

Sally Sexton Kalmbach is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose family founded a Chicago-based coffee and tea company in the early 1880s, at the same time Potter Palmer was developing the Gold Coast. She has taught classes in Chicago history at the Newberry Library and gives speeches and tours on topics including Chicago’s Gold Coast, the Columbian Exposition of 1893, and prominent families of Chicago’s Gilded Age.

Ticket Refund Policy
Tickets are fully refundable up to 10 days prior to the event, 50% refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event and non-refundable less than 72 hours prior to the event.

Member Discount
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Use of Photography
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