News & Updates

Bena Shklyanoy and her family were part of a wave of Russian Jewish emigrants who were allowed to leave the Soviet Union from 1968 to 1979. Her tales of coming to Rogers Park in 1976 are another fascinating chapter in the immigrant history of our neighborhood.

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The Roman Susan Art Foundation and the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society collaborated to present “Property,” an exhibit that reflects the way neighborhoods emerge and change as a result of land development. The exhibit consists of individual reflections, done by local artists, to some of the best historic images in our collection. Click here for […]

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Pictured above: Jahahara Harry Armstrong, organizer of the Rogers Park Tenants Committee. Donated to the RP/WRHS by Carmen Lara. Debates. Demonstrations. Marches. Movements. People everywhere have turned to activism as a way to shape the city, the country and the world. But activism is nothing new to Chicago’s Far North Side. From the Cabbage Wars of […]

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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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpwrhs/sets/72157676302462950/with/30665148243/ More about […]

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From Ken Walchak, RP/WRHS president Henry (Hank) Morris passed away Monday, November 7. Hank was in many ways the soul of the Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society. Hank served as the editor, publisher, and chief article writer for The Historian, the primary publication of the Society. He also spent most of his retirement working on one project or another for […]

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