Earl Tupper invented Tupperware, but single mother Brownie Wise made his plastic ware a household name in the 1950s. Actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Brownie Wise as she shares the story how she convinced Earl Tupper to sell his food containers only through home parties. Learn how her pioneering sales approach transformed Tupperware into a multi-million-dollar business.
From squeezing into hoop crinoline skirts to spackling their skin with make-up, American women have gone to amusing and sometime horrifying lengths in their quest for beauty. Travel through more than a century of magazine ads, patent illustrations, and artifacts to learn the fascinating stories behind such feminine enhancements as the push-up bra, the rubber girdle, chip-proof nail polish, dusky mascara, and kiss-proof lipstick.
A guitar, piano, and Native American flute come together to show Chicago's history in song. Songs include El-A-Noy, Song of the Ferris Wheel, and of course, Sweet Home Chicago. Performed by History Singer Kathryn Atwood. Refreshments provided.