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Travel with the Catalina Island Museum

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Travel with CIM 2019

In August 2019 a group from of Catalina Island Museum board members and Patrons Society members traveled to Chicago to experience "Wrigley's Chicago" during a 4 day trip.

 

In honor of the 1919-2019 centennial celebration of William Wrigley Jr.'s purchase of the Santa Catalina Island Company, the Travel with CIM group experienced Chicago like never before. "Wrigley's Chicago" took us behind-the-scenes at Wrigley Field (including the new Catalina Club), the Field Museum and the Chicago History Museum. We watched the Chicago Cubs play a night game from the Rooftop Club at Wrigley Field, took a bus tour of Chicago to see the Wrigley Building, homes, former factory and more. Great food, music, landmarks, special speakers and more were enjoyed by the entire group. Every facet of the trip had a special connection to the Wrigley family legacy and Catalina Island. 

Each year, we offer a unique opportunity to Travel with the Catalina Island Museum to explore art, culture and even Catalina's connection to other parts of the country and the world. If you are interested in future opportunities to travel with the museum, you are encouraged to join its Patrons Society. Click here for more information.

Wrigley Building - Chicago
Wrigley Building - Chicago

Our group with The Catalina Islander in front of the Wrigley Building.

Chicago
Chicago
Wrigley Building - Chicago
Wrigley Building - Chicago

Sculpture Garden

"Wrigley's Chicago" Bus Tour
"Wrigley's Chicago" Bus Tour

Our custom tour with the help of a guide from the Chicago History Museum.

Chicago Skyline
Chicago Skyline

A fun group of travelers indeed!

Hey Julie! We've got bricks!
Hey Julie! We've got bricks!

We visited and collected a few bricks from the former site of the Wrigley Gum Factory in Chicago.

Former Wrigley Mansion
Former Wrigley Mansion

Currently being restored, we were able to get close enough for Steve Schreiner to share some of his mother's memories of that house.

Harry Caray
Harry Caray

A stop for lunch at Caray's Steakhouse in the heart of downtown.

Chicago Athletic Association
Chicago Athletic Association

Historic photo comparison with our tour guide.

Touring inside the CAA
Touring inside the CAA

William Wrigley Jr. was a member of the Chicago Athletic Association.

Inspiration for Cubs logo
Inspiration for Cubs logo

This Chicago logo inside the Athletic Association was the inspiration for the current Chicago Cubs logo. Wrigley certainly thought it was better suited for his ball club and we agree!

View from Cindy's at CAA
View from Cindy's at CAA

View of the "Bean" and the skyline from the rooftop of the Chicago Athletic Association.

Private tour of Wrigley Field
Private tour of Wrigley Field

Rain or shine with Cubs historian Brian Bernardoni.

Behind the Ivy
Behind the Ivy

Group photo in the depths of Wrigley Field behind the ivy in the outfield. We also have the Catalina Islander with us!

2016 World Series Champs
2016 World Series Champs

Retro artwork inside Wrigley Field commemorating the 2016 World Series Championship Win.

View from Catalina Club
View from Catalina Club

The new Catalina Club is a special members opportunity to enjoy a Cubs game right below the announcers behind home plate. (The infield was covered due to rain.)

Catalina Club at Wrigley Field
Catalina Club at Wrigley Field

Notice the sign looks a bit like tiles, clearly taking inspiration from Catalina.

Catalina Club Seats
Catalina Club Seats

In front of the Catalina Club room are special seats for its members to take in the action of the game.

Private Tour by Brian Bernardoni
Private Tour by Brian Bernardoni

Travel with CIM group sit-ing in the Catalina Club seats during the tour.

Catalina visits Catalina
Catalina visits Catalina

The Travel with CIM group - holding the Catalina Islander - in front of the entrance to the new Catalina Club at Wrigley Field.

Wrigley Rooftop - 3639
Wrigley Rooftop - 3639

Our group watched the night Cubs game from this Wrigley Rooftop.

Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field

The rain finally stopped when our private tour of Wrigley Field was over.

Cubs vs. Giants
Cubs vs. Giants

Night game - Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants from the Wrigley Rooftop.

Wrigley Field at Sunset
Wrigley Field at Sunset

Sunset during the game from the rooftop.

Behind the Scenes - Field Museum
Behind the Scenes - Field Museum

A private tour of the interworkings of the Field Museum.

Behind the Scenes - Field Museum
Behind the Scenes - Field Museum

The Columbian gold collection that William Wrigley Jr. donated to the Field Museum was pulled out so we could view it privately.

Behind the Scenes - Field Museum
Behind the Scenes - Field Museum

One item of the Columbian gold collection that was donated by William Wrigley Jr.

Chicago History Museum Gift
Chicago History Museum Gift

Museum Executive Director Julie Perlin Lee, Steve Schreiner (great-grandson of William Wrigley Jr.) with the Chicago History Museum's Director of Development. They presented us with a photo of Helen Wrigley from their collection.

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum

Viewing the exhibition "Silver Screen to Mainstream" with its curator. Some of Helen Wrigley's fashion items were included in the exhibition.

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum

Viewing the exhibition "Silver Screen to Mainstream" with its curator. Some of Helen Wrigley's fashion items were included in the exhibition.

Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum

Philip K. Wrigley's Catalina Swimwear suit on display in their main history galleries.

Behind the Scenes - CHM
Behind the Scenes - CHM

Viewing the debut dress worn by Ada Blanche Wrigley.

Behind the Scenes - CHM
Behind the Scenes - CHM

Viewing the military suit Philip K. Wrigley wore when he married Helen Atwater.

Behind the Scenes - CHM
Behind the Scenes - CHM

A fun surprise: One of Abe Lincoln's famous hats!

Farewell Dinner
Farewell Dinner

A private room with our farewell dinner at the amazing Girl and the Goat restaurant.

Travel with CIM 2018

In early March 2018, a group from the Catalina Island Museum explored the lasting legacy of the Wrigley family and Catalina beyond the island.

 

The group traveled to Phoenix for Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs, a stay at the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, dinner in the Wrigley Mansion with the great-grandson of William Wrigley Jr., a tour of Sloan Park (the Cubs winter home in Mesa, AZ), and a catered lunch while watching the Chicago Cubs play the Cincinnati Reds. Below are photographs of the trip.

Additional Travel with the Catalina Island Museum trips are being planned, including a trip to Chicago to take in a Cubs game from the Catalina Club at Wrigley Field – set to open for the 2019 season. If you are interested in future opportunities to travel with the museum, you are encouraged to join its Patrons Society. Click here for more information.

Arizona Biltmore
Arizona Biltmore
Entry to Biltmore
Entry to Biltmore
Sculpture at Biltmore
Sculpture at Biltmore
Biltmore
Biltmore

Sculpture Garden

Biltmore
Biltmore

One of 7 pools on the property

Biltmore
Biltmore

Architecture

Biltmore
Biltmore

Catalina Pool

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Catalina Island Museum group ready for tour and dinner

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Catalina Tile

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Great-grandson of William Wrigley Jr., Steve Schreiner, sharing his mom's memories of that home and other family stories.

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Gum wrapper wallpaper

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Player piano with Gershwin music

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Tour guide with remote for player piano

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Catalina Tile bathroom

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion

Full moon from our dining room

Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion
Cubs Spring Training
Cubs Spring Training

A great welcome for our museum group at Sloan Park!

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Ronna & Steve Schreiner

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Tour Guide

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

CIM Executive Director and John LaFleur

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Batting Practice

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Terry Brown and nephew Jackson

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Lori Bombard

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Jessica Schreiner

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Sloan Park-vintage Shepard ad

Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Sloan Park-vintage Shepard ad

Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game
Cubs Game

Gary Goodgame with Clark

Cubs WIN!
Cubs WIN!

Fly the W!