With your support, we are able to preserve and share the story of Rogers Park and West Ridge, and the rich cultural heritage of past and present residents of both communities.


Our extensive collection of artifacts and documents along with a digital photo archive of more than 5,500 historical images are a treasure trove of local history. We welcome inquiries – about local families, local schools and churches, or any other topic that sparks your curiosity.


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


As a member of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, you play an important part in the enhancement of our neighborhood. You also receive invitations to member-only events and reduced prices on tickets to tours, workshops and other programs. Most of all, your support that helps share the story of our creative, vital community and its rich history.

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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