Upcoming Events at the Bridgehouse Museum
August 23rd - Asian Carp Cookout
Don’t let Asian carp take a bite out of the Chicago River or the Great Lakes- bite back! Now in its third year, Friends of the Chicago River is putting this notorious species where it belongs- on your plate. The Asian Carp Grill takes place on August 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., on the plaza of the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, located on Chicago’s bustling Riverwalk. This summer evening features Margaret Frisbie, executive director, and John Quail, director of watershed planning, from Friends of the Chicago River, as well as a tasting of Asian carp, grilled by Dirk from Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop. Join us to also celebrate the release of the Brandon Road study.
Tickets to this BYOB event are priced at $15 apiece, or two-for-$25, which includes after-hours admission to the museum. We also have a raffle for over $700 worth of prizes from Chicago Electric Boat Company, Metropolis Coffee, and Lou Malnati’s. Tickets are only $5 each or 3 for $10 to be purchased at the event.
For tickets click here or for more information, call the museum director, Josh Coles, at (312) 939-0490, ext. 28.
July 10 – August 28 - "Lunch and Learn" Lecture Series
Join us throughout the summer months for our free “lunch and learns” on the Bridgehouse Museum’s Riverwalk plaza. Each talk concludes with quick Q&A session.
Summer Speaker Series at the Bridgehouse Museum:
- Monday, July 24: Invasive Species in the River by Dr. Philip Willink, The Shedd Aquarium
- Monday, July 31: Water Quality and Testing Methods by Jennifer Wasik, MWRD
- Monday, August 7: Floating Gardens in the River, Zachary Damato and Nick Weslet, Urban Rivers
- Monday, August 14: 1812 Chicago: A Scalping, a Murder, and a Massacre by Author Patrick McBriarty, PTM Werks
- Monday, August 21 (note, this talk begins at 11:15am due to the eclipse. Stay after to watch!): Landscape Infrastructure: Urban Storm Water Solutions by Todd Meyer, Forum Studio
- Monday, August 28: Riverworks: Art in the River by Professor Linda Keane, School of the Art Institute
Every Monday (weather permitting)
July 10 – August 28, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.