Chicago Inventions, Innovations, and Firsts that Helped Change the World

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Registration for this event will close on July 17, 2024 @ 7:00pm.
There are 85 seats remaining.

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Dating Back to the 1893 World’s Fair, Chicago has been the creator, inventor, and idea maker for that paved the way for new developments in technology, food, industry, and the ways of life. We’ll take a journey through time to look at famous inventions such as the elevator, the vacuum cleaner, mail order retail, softball, reverse flowing the river, and many more.


The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

This event will be recorded. A link will be emailed to registrants when available.


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