Author: MediaComm

Thanks for the memories . . . By Carol Veome Despite a bitterly cold and icy evening, about thirty-five people attended the Living History program, Growing up in Rogers Park and West Ridge, on February 5, 2019. Kay McSpadden, Events Chair, opened the session with a hearty thank you to the 16th Church of Christ, […]

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By John Fitzgerald, RP/WRHS Volunteer The latest lecture in our Living History series focused on “draining the swamp” that was Chicago. Because the low-lying north side of Chicago barely rose above the level of Lake Michigan, it had to be dried to be made livable. The story of draining the area was the subject of […]

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Ken Walchak, RPWRHS President

We are pleased to debut a new series on the website, We’re Your Neighbors! We’ll ask a different board member, staff, or volunteer questions about their life in the community and share their answers via the website and social media. We hope that this outreach effort will put a more personal face on the Historical Society and encourage our neighbors to say hello […]

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