Past Programs

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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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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