Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:19
As first mentioned on this site late last month (see the article HERE
), the Museum Of Broadcast Communications will be holding its first ever "Open House" of the still-under construction museum at the facility's new location tomorrow night. Since that original article was written, even more special guests have been added to the schedule to take part in the event.
In addition to all that already been mentioned -- which includes special visits from new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Senate President John Calhoon and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, the official unveiling of the "MBC Roscor Media Tower" sculpture, and a chance to play the original Grand Prize Game from Chicago's classic television show "Bozo's Circus" -- lucky attendees will also be able to meet a few other very familiar people. Added to the event will be appearances by Chicago TV legends Bozo the Clown and Svengoolie (both in full make-up). WGN radio & television legend Roy Leonard will be there introducing visitors to the original set of WGN-TV's "Family Classics." The Blob from "The BJ & Dirty Dragon Show" and "Gigglesnort Hotel" will be at the event -- although, he won't be moving around and mingling with the crowd, as his is a more stationary visit. TV Meteorology legend Harry Volkman will be on hand autographing his new autobiography, "Whatever The Weather: My Life & Times As A TV Weatherman
." TV historian Steve Jajkowski will be available to autograph copies of "Chicago Television
," the book he co-edited for the MBC. Topping it all off, Radio Hall of Famer Dick Biondi will be on site, broadcasting his WLS-FM radio show live from the special Open House.
The MBC Sneak Preview Open House will take place on tomorrow, June 16th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the new Museum location, found at 360 N. State Street in Chicago. Food and drinks will be served. Individual tickets for this grand event cost $150 each. Tickets and more information can be found at this link HERE
. Money raised from this event will go toward the completion of the Museum's interior and aid in getting its doors open to the public, which is now targeted for the first quarter of 2012.