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Clark Street Walking Tours

June 9 @ 1:00 pm June 15 @ 3:00 pm


Join us on Sunday, June 9th and Saturday, June 15th as we learn about the history of the stretch of Clark Street in Rogers Park. Both days will consist of a free history presentation followed by a walking tour that requires advance registration. Registration is separate for the two walking tours, but you may register for both if you’d like.



South Clark Street: Then and Now

Date: Sunday June 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Starting Point: Rogers Park Library, 6907 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626

Tour Guides: Glenna Eaves and Dave Kalensky

The history of Clark Street as the commercial hub of the neighborhood starts with the earliest days of Rogers Park and continues today. Join neighborhood historian Glenna Eaves on a walking tour of Clark Street between Morse and Greenleaf Avenues and see what has changed, and surprisingly, how much has remained in place. Event begins with an open presentation at the Rogers Park Library, followed by a walking tour for ticketed participants only. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Presentation at 1 pm, Rogers Park Public Library

Neighborhood-history expert Glenna Eaves will deliver a presentation about the history of Clark Street from Morse to Greenleaf Avenues. She will entertain you with a rich history of the people and businesses that have served and sustained the community for over 100 years. The presentation is open to the public.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Walking tour, 2 pm, leave from Rogers Park Public Library

Ms. Eaves will lead a walking tour for registered attendees after the presentation. Walking tour attendees must register in advance. Space is limited. The walking tour will span Clark Street between Morse and Greenleaf Avenues and will take approximately one hour.

Tickets are $20 for RPWRHS members and $25 for non-members.



North Clark Street: Then and Now

Date: June 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Starting Point: Pottawattamie Park Field House (7340 N. Rogers Ave.)

Tour Guides: Glenna Eaves and Dave Kalensky

The history of Clark Street as the commercial hub of the neighborhood starts with the earliest days of Rogers Park and continues today. Join neighborhood historian Glenna Eaves on a walking tour of Clark Street between Greenleaf and Rogers Avenues and see what has changed, and surprisingly, how much has remained in place. The event begins with an open presentation at the Pottawattomie Park Field House, followed by a walking tour for ticketed participants only.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Presentation, 1 pm, Pottawattamie Park Field House

Neighborhood-history expert Glenna Eaves will deliver a presentation about the history of Clark Street from Greenleaf to Rogers Avenues. She will entertain you with a rich history of the people and businesses that have served and sustained the community for over 100 years. The presentation is open to the public.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Walking tour, 2 pm, leave from Pottawattamie Park Field House

Ms. Eaves will lead a walking tour for registered attendees after the presentation. Walking tour attendees must register in advance. Space is limited. The walking tour will span Clark Street between Greenleaf and Rogers Avenues and will take approximately one hour.

Tickets are $20 for RPWRHS members and $25 for non-members.