On Oct. 26, guests at the Field Museum’s A Fair to Remember Chicago: 1893 gala traveled back in time to take a closer look at our city’s 19th century fairgrounds. Attendees were among the first to view the 25 million artifacts housed in the museum’s “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair” exhibit, and later, danced under a suspended Ferris wheel while surrounded by cancan dancers. Co-chaired by Leslie Gantz McLamore and Julie Hughes O’Connor, the evening raised $2.1 million to advance the Field Museum’s scientific and educational mission.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Field Museum Gala, up to a total of $50,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Photos by Robert Carl