National Vegetarian Museum

National Vegetarian Museum To promote the values and benefits of veganism for human health, the environment and the well-being of all life through Museum exhibits, programs, and literature that emphasize the depth and breadth of the long-established vegetarian movement.
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We educate and demonstrate the values and benefits of veganism for your Health, our Environment and All Animals.

Mission: To promote the values and benefits of veganism for human health, the environment and the well-being of all life through Museum exhibits, programs, and literature that emphasize the depth and breadth of the long-established vegetarian movement.

10/01/2019

Come dine with us tomorrow at @nobonesbeachclub anytime between 11am - 9pm! They will donate 10% of tomorrow’s profits to the Veg Museum! Meet our founder, Kay Stepkin & Board Member Connie Johnston if you get there between 5pm - 7pm! Bon Appétit! 🥕🥦🍓

ONE MONTH TODAY! 😁👏 Our next event with Carol D’Anca is just one month away on June 22nd! Carol will give a fascinating ...
05/22/2019

ONE MONTH TODAY! 😁👏 Our next event with Carol D’Anca is just one month away on June 22nd! Carol will give a fascinating talk on the history of dietary changes in the US and the aftermath. Learn how to reverse this trend with awareness and even small dietary changes! FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE!✨

Thank you to everyone who attended our event last weekend! We had an incredible turnout and our speakers were amazing! W...
05/15/2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our event last weekend! We had an incredible turnout and our speakers were amazing! We hope to do another panel later in the year but in the meantime check out our upcoming events at vegmuse.org/events 😄🥕

Join us on Monday, April 8th at Mysore Woodlands for a VEGAN BUFFET! RSVP today and pay $10 cash on the door which inclu...
03/16/2019

Join us on Monday, April 8th at Mysore Woodlands for a VEGAN BUFFET! RSVP today and pay $10 cash on the door which includes tip and tax. See event details for the menu 😋🍛🍲

We're looking for 2 volunteers to help at the 2019 Good Food EXPO on Saturday, March 23rd from 3-5pm at the UIC Forum. P...
03/07/2019

We're looking for 2 volunteers to help at the 2019 Good Food EXPO on Saturday, March 23rd from 3-5pm at the UIC Forum. Please send an email to [email protected] if you're available! Thank you! 😊🥕

12/04/2018

Our documentary screening event in January SOLD OUT! Don't worry, we just released more tickets, so grab them while you can! 😄🎟

Join us for the screening of "Eating You Alive", a feature-length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans a...
11/30/2018

Join us for the screening of "Eating You Alive", a feature-length documentary revealing the truth behind why Americans are so sick and what we can do about it. FREE TICKETS available!

We look forward to seeing you Saturday evening at Latinicity! Make sure your RSVP TODAY by emailing info@livetowynn.com
11/22/2018

We look forward to seeing you Saturday evening at Latinicity! Make sure your RSVP TODAY by emailing [email protected]

11/18/2018

We were just informed that the LaGrange Library will unexpectedly be closed from December 3 through December 16, or even longer, for remodeling. This means that we must cancel Robert Grillo’s talk on December 15. We are so sorry and plan to reschedule him as soon as possible. This also means that we will not be at the LaGrange Library at all in December.

We're so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Please note: Our next event is the documentary screening of "Eating You Alive" in January and free tickets are now available.

Come and listen to National Vegetarian Museum founder Kay Stepkin talk on a panel about veganism with Karyn Calabrese an...
11/17/2018
Brain Aneurysm Survivor Launches Vegan Culinary Tour in Chicago

Come and listen to National Vegetarian Museum founder Kay Stepkin talk on a panel about veganism with Karyn Calabrese and Heather Bodine-Lederman at Latinicity. This special launch party is to kick off Maisha Wynn 'Win''s vegan culinary tour of Chicago! Email [email protected] for tickets 😋

Author Maisha Wynn will be hosting three-course vegan meals at her favorite Chicago restaurants to share healthy lifestyle options and highlight the benefits of a plant-based diet.

We've officially moved to Sulzer Library until November 29th! Let us know if you're planning a visit! 😊📚🍏
11/05/2018

We've officially moved to Sulzer Library until November 29th! Let us know if you're planning a visit! 😊📚🍏

HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY!We'll be celebrating with some vegan pumpkin pie 😋 oh and looking at cute pictures of baby pigs!-P...
11/02/2018

HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY!
We'll be celebrating with some vegan pumpkin pie 😋 oh and looking at cute pictures of baby pigs!

-Photo by Gabor Vereb on Unsplash

09/14/2018
Jane Unchained News

Jane Unchained News

LIVE from @National Vegetarian Museum in Chicago, Elysabeth Alfano takes us through the nation’s only vegan/vegetarian museum with foundeKay Stepkin. Leave your comments of what you think of the museum and Join the conversation!

We're almost a week away from our next event with the wonderful Karyn Calabrese! Karyn is not only giving a special talk...
08/31/2018

We're almost a week away from our next event with the wonderful Karyn Calabrese! Karyn is not only giving a special talk but also a FOOD DEMO! Grab your FREE ticket today and you'll get to try some delicious vegan bites! 😋🍰

08/16/2018

There’s still time to make it to our fundraiser this evening at Veggie Grill! We’ll be at the one on Diversey Parkway until 9pm! Hope to see you there! ☺️🍔🍟

Don't forget we have our fundraiser at Veggie Grill on Thursday August 16th! Mark your calendars or sign up for a free t...
08/10/2018

Don't forget we have our fundraiser at Veggie Grill on Thursday August 16th! Mark your calendars or sign up for a free ticket and we'll send you a reminder! PS - The nachos are delicious 😉

08/10/2018

The National Vegetarian Museum is at Bessie Coleman Library until August 31st 📚🍏

Mon: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We love this article about the National Vegetarian Museum. If you're new around here, click the link to learn more about...
08/08/2018
Chicago’s Forgotten Vegetarian Past—and the Woman Who Wants Us to Remember

We love this article about the National Vegetarian Museum. If you're new around here, click the link to learn more about how it all started! 😊

Kay Stepkin founded the National Vegetarian Museum to tell the world about her meat-centric hometown’s neglected history of vegetarianism. Will anyone listen?

Have you got tickets for our next event THIS SATURDAY? We have National Vegetarian Museum Founder, Kay Stepkin giving a ...
08/02/2018

Have you got tickets for our next event THIS SATURDAY?
We have National Vegetarian Museum Founder, Kay Stepkin giving a special talk about Chicago's vegetarian history!
Children are also welcome as we will have another reading of "If We Could Find Another Way" in a separate room at the same time! Thanks to Carmelita Banks for volunteering to read for us! 😁🥕

EXCITING NEWS! We have the amazing children's entertainers from "TwistiCity" coming to do balloon twisting at our book r...
07/25/2018

EXCITING NEWS! We have the amazing children's entertainers from "TwistiCity" coming to do balloon twisting at our book reading event! Grab your FREE tickets today! 😁

Look at these great salads we made at Carol’s Craveable Salads class! Check her out at foodnotmeds.com @ Deerfield, Illi...
05/08/2018

Look at these great salads we made at Carol’s Craveable Salads class! Check her out at foodnotmeds.com @ Deerfield, Illinois

Look at these great salads we made at Carol’s Craveable Salads class. Check her out at foodnotmeds.com @ Deerfield, Illi...
05/08/2018

Look at these great salads we made at Carol’s Craveable Salads class. Check her out at foodnotmeds.com @ Deerfield, Illinois

Thanks to Brian Waterloo from Manna Organics for his interesting talk and delicious snacks on Saturday!
04/24/2018

Thanks to Brian Waterloo from Manna Organics for his interesting talk and delicious snacks on Saturday!

Over 50 people heard Robert Grillo’s talk at the Veg Museum on Saturday! @ Evanston Public Library
03/27/2018

Over 50 people heard Robert Grillo’s talk at the Veg Museum on Saturday! @ Evanston Public Library

Thank you to everyone who attended our screening of What the Health on Saturday! It was such a success that we have deci...
12/12/2017
What the Health Nominated for Major Film Award

Thank you to everyone who attended our screening of What the Health on Saturday! It was such a success that we have decided to screen it at our new locations next year!
And look... The documentary is up for an award!

The popular film that drove celebrities, athletes, and musicians to adopt plant-based diets for optimal health is now up for an NAACP award.

🌱 Are you going to #Chicago #VeganMania 2017? Let us know in the comments below... We're so excited to meet you!
09/20/2017
🌱 Chicago VeganMania 2017 | October Guest Speaker 🎃

🌱 Are you going to #Chicago #VeganMania 2017? Let us know in the comments below... We're so excited to meet you!

This year, the National Vegetarian Museum will be at Booth #70. Stop by to say hello and to learn more about the museum. In addition, you will get the chance to spin the Veggie Wheel and win a prize! We are also looking for volunteers for this event, whether you can spare an afternoon or even just a...

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09/05/2017

National Vegetarian Museum's cover photo

National Vegetarian Museum
07/28/2016

National Vegetarian Museum

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4024 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL
60618

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The National Vegetarian Museum is being organized by Kay Stepkin, president of Go Veggie!®. Kay opened and ran Chicago’s first modern-day vegetarian business, The Bread Shop, from 1971-1996. Through Go Veggie!®, she hosted Dine Outs, Turkey-Free Thanksgiving dinners, potlucks, cooking classes and an 8-segment televised cooking show: Go Veggie!® with Kay. She then wrote The Veggie Cook, a syndicated biweekly vegan column, for the Chicago Tribune for over 4 years.

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

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Hello~ the 2 events noted here will they be recorded and posted online to share? I wish I could attend in person.
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We loved seeing this on Jane Velez-Mitchell so much so that we did a post on our blog to help raise awareness. We are proud to feature you! Thank you!