Author: Dona Vitale

A Walk on the Quiet Side: Spirits of Rosehill Cemetery Tour By John Fitzgerald On Saturday, June 9, after a dreary, rain-soaked morning when the spirits were willing but the sunshine was weak, an eager group met to take the Spirits of Rogers Park/West Ridge at Rosehill Cemetery tour. Indefatigable and resourceful guide Glenna Eaves led […]

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Living History: The Delicious History of Chicago’s Iconic Foods 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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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