11:12 AM EST, November 29, 2012
The traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift is gold. But museum tickets might make a good second choice, or an additional present, as the Field Museum invites couples married in 1962 to its main hall for its third-annual celebration of marital longevity. Staying hitched that long, it is fair to say, is a kind of natural history.
Couples who can prove they were married in 1962 (marriage certificate, wedding invitation, newspaper clipping, etc.) are invited Saturday to share a toast and wedding cake and, at 1 p.m., to renew their vows if they are so inclined. The celebrants will have a chance to win prizes such as hotel stays and theater tickets. But as the long-married know well, there are no free rides. The special guests will pay a half-price rate of $9 each for general admission plus entry to the special exhibition "Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts."
'Royal Anniversary Celebration'
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-992-9410 or fieldmuseum.org
Tickets: $9 for anniversary celebrants; reservations at 312-665-7107
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