Julia Bachrach, author, lecturer and former Chicago Park District historian, addressed an audience at the Indian Boundary Park field house on Monday evening, May 8th on the topic of honoring women who were important in Chicago’s history by naming Chicago parks and beaches in their memory. The well-attended event was held in the recently-restored Tudor
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Did you miss our annual meeting? Check out the PowerPoint to see what you missed. Download the file by clicking here or view it below.
The Roman Susan Art Foundation and the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society collaborated to present “Property,” an exhibit that reflects the way neighborhoods emerge and change as a result of land development. The exhibit consists of individual reflections, done by local artists, to some of the best historic images in our collection. Click here for
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
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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