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Chicago flag marks 100 years with a party–tattoos and all

March 22nd, 2017

Tattooed party-goers are welcome to an upcoming party at the Chicago History Museum.

The cultural nonprofit is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chicago flag April 4. Attendance is free but if you can show a Chicago flag tattoo, you’ll receive two complimentary VIP tickets for a return visit to the museum.

Expect a line of tattooed flag fans. Chicago magazine recently ranked the Chicago flag as being so cool, you can wear it.

Some background: On April 4, 1917, the Chicago flag design was accepted by the City Council. It’s changed only slightly since then. Two stars were added–one in 1933 commemorating the Century of Progress, and one in 1939 commemorating Fort Dearborn.

The museum says it will showcase rare artifacts at the party, including a 1947 Chicago flag that was carried on the first round-the-world commercial passenger flight of the Pan American Clipper.

A full schedule of the evening’s activities can be found at chicagohistory.org/flagcelebration. Guests are encouraged to RSVP.

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