Become a volunteer digital history detective and help identify “mystery” photos from our archive. Over the years, we’ve accumulated hundreds of photographs of homes, commercial buildings and neighborhood sites without much information on their location, date or subject. We need help to fill in these details.
Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House Hunt session, where he’ll show you how to use modern digital resources like Google Streetview, old phone books and other internet resources to search for clues in photos. No charge for the event, and no experience necessary, but it helps if you’re comfortable with using Google for searches and have other basic internet skills. If you can, bring a digital device (laptop, phone or tablet) to use in the hunt. If you don’t have one, our office has a limited number of computers our digital detectives can use.
We’ll be holding two more Sunday afternoon House Hunt sessions this summer from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the RPWRHS office at 7636 North Greenview. Each event is limited to 8 participants and there are only a few spots left, so register now and get your detective hat ready!