Past Programs

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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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. 5 panelists, all current neighborhood residents, talked about what it was like growing up in the Rogers Park and West Ridge of the past.

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On Saturday, June 9, after a dreary, rain-soaked morning when the spirits were willing but the sunshine was weak, an eager group met to take the Spirits of Rogers Park/West Ridge at Rosehill Cemetery tour. Indefatigable and resourceful guide Glenna Eaves led twenty-plus tour takers on a 3-hour walkabout of selected grave sites of local notables.

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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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