Your support helps us preserve and share the rich cultural heritage of Rogers Park and West Ridge by telling the stories of the past and the present to build a stronger foundation for the future.


Our volunteer historians draw on our collection, city-wide and online resources, and a digital photo archive of more than 10,000 historical images to explore and document every aspect of Rogers Park and West Ridge history. We welcome inquiries – about local residents, families, homes, businesses, organizations, or any other topic that sparks your curiosity.


Our Living History series, neighborhood tours and other programs connect neighborhood residents, visitors, researchers, and all who love our city's history with the remarkable story of Chicago’s Far North Side, from the earliest inhabitants to the diverse and vibrant population of today..


As a member of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, you enjoy member privileges including invitations to member-only events and reduced prices on tickets to tours, workshops and other programs. More important, your support makes the neighborhood stronger by sharing the rich history our creative, vital community that we call "The World in One Neighborhood."

Become a member at any level.
Make Rogers Park/West Ridge history come alive!

Membership CategoryCostBenefits
Annual Member$25
  • 12 months of membership
  • A personal Member Card
  • Reduced admission to Society tours and programs.
  • Invitations to annual member-only events.
Annual Student Member$20
  • Same as Annual Member with valid student ID.
Annual Senior Member$20
  • Same as Annual Member, for adults age 65 and older.
Annual Supporting Member$50
  • All Annual Member benefits
  • PLUS a 2-for-1 voucher that lets you bring a guest to one ticketed program or tour of your choice.
Annual Sustaining Member$100
  • All Annual Member benefits
  • PLUS 2-for-1 admission to ALL ticketed programs or tours.
Annual Benefactor$250
  • All Sustaining member benefits
  • PLUS recognition in each quarterly issue of The Historian.
Lifetime Member$1000
  • Continuing Annual Membership for life
  • A 2-for-1 admission voucher that lets you bring a guest to one ticketed Society program or tour per year
  • Recognition in quarterly issues of The Historian
  • Lifetime Members Honor Roll on display at the Society.

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