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The End of 108 Years of Bleacher Futility

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 7/24/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
In 1945, George Sianis cursed the Cubs: They would never be in a World Series again. His curse worked. By the 1980s, they were known as the "Lovable Losers.”

During these years, the Cubs faithful in the bleachers sat through losses, demonstrating their loyalty and making deep and abiding friendships. In 2016, the curse was broken, and everything changed.

Join bleacher anthropologist Holly Swyers as she explores life in the bleacher after the Cubs historic World Series victory. REGISTER
Library: Cook Park Library    map
Location: Meeting Room
Other Information:
 Holly Swyers is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lake Forest College and the author of Wrigley Regulars: Finding Community in the Bleachers. She is an anthropologist of United States culture and is currently completing a book on the phenomenon of “adulting" in the U.S.
Presenter: Holly Swyers, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 HOUR cancellation notice. This allows time to notify others on the waiting list.