When: Monday, July and August, 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. on our outdoor plaza. Weather permitting.
Where: McCormick Bridgehouse Museum, 376 N Michigan Ave. at River level, 99 E. Riverwalk, 312-977-0227
Monday July 9th: “Early Chicago Stories and the Michigan Avenue Bridge” Patrick McBriarty, Author and Historian PTM Werks
Monday July 16th: “Tender House Project” Mejay Gula, Lecturer + AIADO Gallery Curator, SAIC
Monday July 23rd: “Single Use Plastics and the Environment” Jaclyn Wegner, Director Conservation Action, The Shedd Aquarium
Monday July 30th: “FAQs about Chicago River Water Quality” Jennifer Wasik, Principal Environmental Scientist, MWRD
Monday, Aug. 6th: Veronica Kyle, Chicago Outreach Director, Faith in Place
Monday, Aug. 13th: “Aquatic Invasive Species” Andy Casper, Director of Freshwater Research, The Shedd Aquarium
Monday, Aug. 20th: “Butterflies of the American Prairie” Dr. Doug Taron, Chief Curator of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Monday, Aug. 27th: “Art Along the River” Linda Keane, Professor & Creative Director, SAIC
About Chicago Bridgehouse Museum
Friends of the Chicago River opened the seasonal landmark five-story McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum in 2006 to provide new access and understanding of the relationship between Chicago and its river.
The Bridgehouse Museum is 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. Visitors also learn why it’s important to protect the river and how to participate in its rehabilitation.
On bridge lift days the museum’s gear room gives visitors a look at the moving gears as they lift the Michigan Avenue bridge leaf, allowing boat traffic to pass through. This is a uniquely Chicago event.