Author Archives: Hope Shannon

New collaboration showcases historic images

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: More about

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Exploring Clark Street with Glenna Eaves

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

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Happy 90th to St. Hilary’s Church!

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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Annual Meeting Recap

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 with questions.

Just Released: The Winter 2016 Historian Newsletter

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

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