City of Chicago turns 183 Wednesday

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wednesday marks the city of Chicago's 183rd birthday!

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To celebrate, the Chicago History Museum is hosting a free event that highlights the city's rich heritage with family-fun festivities, performances and birthday treats.

The celebration kicks off at 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m. at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N Clark Street. There will be a cake cutting ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday is also the inaugural "Giving Day" at the Chicago History Museum, where proceeds will benefit the museum's programming, education and collectors.

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The museum's goal is to raise $50,000 in 24 hours.

The celebration will also feature a VR episode from the Chicago History Museum's project "Chicago 00", which lets viewers go on an immersive tour of the 1893 World's Fair and ride the world's first Ferris wheel.

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