Debates. Demonstrations. Marches. Movements. People everywhere have turned to activism as a way to shape the city, the country and the world. But activism is nothing new to Chicago’s Far North Side. From the Cabbage Wars of the 1890’s to the Council Wars of the 1980’s, Rogers Park and West Ridge residents have been actively
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The Roman Susan Art Foundation and the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will present a collaborative exhibit entitled “Property” in Spring 2017. The exhibit will reflect the way neighborhoods emerge and change as a result of land development. Showcased will be some of the best photographs in our collection. Catch a preview here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpwrhs/sets/72157676302462950/with/30665148243/ More about
Dear Friends and Supporters, On behalf of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, I hope that you experience great joy throughout this holiday season and into 2017. I also want to express my thanks to all who participated in making 2016 a success, helping us provide a full array of programs to enrich knowledge and
From Ken Walchak, RP/WRHS president Henry (Hank) Morris passed away Monday, November 7. Hank was in many ways the soul of the Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society. Hank served as the editor, publisher, and chief article writer for The Historian, the primary publication of the Society. He also spent most of his retirement working on one project or another for
On June 11, neighborhood-history expert Glenna Eaves delivered a presentation about the history of Clark Street from Greenleaf to Rogers Avenues. The program began with a presentation at the Pottawattomie Park Field House Community Room and was followed by a walking tour. Thank you to everyone who attended the tour. And special thanks to Glenna
Did you know? This year mark’s the 90th anniversary of St. Hilary’s Catholic Church in West Ridge! Later this summer, in honor of this important milestone, Carl Chadek, the music director at St. Hilary’s, will hold a private tour and presentation on the church’s special organ for Historical Society members and friends. Stay tuned for
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Did you miss our annual meeting? Below is a PDF copy of the PowerPoint we presented to the RPWRHS membership. You can also download the PowerPoint by clicking here. Call (773) 764-4078 or email email@example.com with questions.
Thank you to Dr. Jim Akerman, Peterson Woods resident and Curator of Maps and Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, for presenting “Mapping the Early Roads of Chicago’s North Side” on February 17 at Budlong Woods Library. A few photographs from the event, courtesy of
The Historian is the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. Winter 2016 Issue Download and/or view the Winter 2016 issue here. Contents: “House Walk 2015 Revisits ‘Birchwood Beach’ Neighborhood of Rogers Park” Volunteer Profile: Dona Vitale From the Editor “Rogers Park’s Norman Ross, Sr., Olympian Swimmer, Military Pilot, and Broadcaster” “Fun, Games, and Good