By Carol Veome At a Living History program on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at the Budlong Woods branch of the Chicago Public Library, the three editors of The Chicago Food Encyclopedia talked about the importance of Chicago in the history of food, and the importance of food to the history of Chicago. About fifty people
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By Colleen Taylor Sen The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting was held March 24 at the Rogers Park Library. President Ken Walchak opened the meeting by reviewing the accomplishments of the past year, noting that it was the first year in recent memory that the society has been in the black financially.
By Kay McSpadden Tom Nall has led a conventional life, but he’s a very unconventional person. He’s been a cowboy and is past president of the James-Younger Gang. Currently he’s famous around the Historical Society as a hobo. In his conventional role, he’s a retired history teacher, having taught for twenty-eight years at St. Viator
Emma Lazarus would be proud. In the latest installment of our LIVING HISTORY Series, the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society hosted speaker Bena Shklyanoy at the Budlong Woods Branch Library on Monday evening February 26, 2018. Bena could be the personification of “the huddled masses” who left Europe for America over the past two centuries.