News & Updates

2020 RPWRHS Historic House Walk: A (Virtual) Walk Through Time and Place Instead of spending just one Sunday afternoon touring interesting historic homes in one neighborhood of Rogers Park or West Ridge, in 2020 we extended the tour over five Sundays and the whole community through virtual tours on Zoom. Weekly Episodes of A Walk […]

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It seems impossible, but six months ago, before the Covid-19 pandemic changed almost everything, RPWRHS held its annual member meeting in a spirit of looking forward to a great new year. We’re posting this report now, to remind us all of what our “old normal” lives looked like, as we think about what the “new normal” may eventually bring.

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Neighborhood Protest June 8 2020 Rogers Park

As we continue a second week of demonstrations seeking justice for all who have been affected by ongoing racial discrimination, our community is taking small steps toward reopening while continuing to fight the still-untamed Covid-19 pandemic. In this historic moment, we stand in solidarity with those whose voices have been ignored for so long, and […]

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By Kay McSpadden, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Board Member  On Nov 4, 2019 Marjorie Fritz-Birch spoke as part of the Living History program.  Fifty years ago, Her mother Jean Fritz had been one of the jurors at the Chicago 7 Trial, one of the most important and controversial events of 2oth Century Chicago History. […]

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Another in our series of Living History talks By Kay McSpadden, RPWRHS Events Chair and Board Member The scale that started it all. Photo by Stephanie Barto. When most people think of Chicago manufacturing, they think of steel, but Andrew Clayman thinks of all the ordinary things that were manufactured in Chicago. He talked about […]

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