Cruisin’ the Fabulous Fifties Fundraiser
The 1950s were an exciting time in America. Prosperity was finally here after the war, babies were booming — and so was Rogers Park/West Ridge — as America entered a new era. And there were lots of great parties. Come celebrate this era with the Roger Park West Ridge Historical Society at our annual fundraising event!
The party will be held at the historic Lang House B&B (formerly Cat’s Cradle) at 7421 North Sheridan from 2.30 to 5.30 pm on Saturday, April 5.
Designed by architect Edgar M. Newman (1863-1940) in the American Foursquare style, the carefully restored Lang House is noted for its impressive entrance, Arts and Craft-styled murals, mosaic decorated walls, hardwood floors and leaded-glass windows. Owners/managers Bruce Boyd and Wayde Cartwright will give guests a personally-guided tour.
The event will feature authentic Fifties- style food, cocktails, mocktails, and music as well as a silent auction. Well-known historical interpreter and caterer Ellie Carlson will bring to life a 1950s housewife to demonstrate historic cooking techniques and prepare dishes typical of the period.
Nutty Surprise Bacon Rolls
Sensational Seeded Snack Pastry
Pillsbury Bake-off-winning Party Rye with Festive Toppings
Jelly Squares – Calla Lily Cookies – Chocolate Bon Bons
Manhattans – Martinis –Screwdrivers – Shirley Temple – Chocolate Phosphate . .
Put on your nifty-fifties clothes— crinolines, big skirts, saddle shoes, and cardigans – and join the party. We’re expecting a full house, so sign up now!
You can also mail your check to RPWRHS, 1447 W. Morse Ave., Chicago IL 60626. Tickets prices in advance: $50 general public, $40 Society members, $30 student and senior members. All prices $10 higher at the door (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Society’s programs and activities.