The 177th Annual

St. Andrew's Day Gala

"Feast of the Haggis"


Bring your passion for Scotland and be part of history as Chicago Scots, the first and oldest charity in Illinois, returns to the Chicago History Museum for our grandest evening of the year!

Throughout the evening you’ll have access to the Chicago History Museum’s exhibits including City on Fire: Chicago 1871, Vivian Maier: In Color, and the new Treasured Ten: Selections from the Costume Collection. 

  • Formal Seated Banquet Dinner
  • Cocktail Reception with Scottish Flair
  • Awards Presentations
  • Toasts & Tributes
  • Highland Dance and Bagpiping Performances
  • Presentation of the Haggis
  • And much more!

Black Tie or Tartan Dress Encouraged

This event supports Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.

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Richard Colburn

2022 Distinguished Citizen Award

Richard W. Colburn

President, The Negaunee Foundation

For pioneering contributions to music education, performing arts, museums, environmental causes, and senior care in Chicago, especially Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.

Constance Nestor


Constance Nestor

For outstanding commitment to the Chicago Scots Board of Governors and for leadership of the Scottish American History Forum.

James Sim


James Sim

For lifelong dedication to piping and drumming and for growing Chicago Scots’ annual pipe band championship into the largest in North America.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Tickets start at $250 and can be purchased online through EventBrite.

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Donations can be made online. For large donations, please contact us.

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For sponsorship information, please contact Dawn Miller at

Valet parking is available at the Chicago History Museum entrance on Clark Street for $30. 

The Chicago History Museum’s parking lot is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. Cost: $10 with Museum validation which will be provided at the Museum coat check. Cars can be left overnight. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.