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August 2019

Living History Program: Artists of the Wall

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 West Greenleaf
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Artists of the Wall has been an important part of Rogers Park for a quarter of a century. Learn the story behind this enduring Loyola Park Advisory Council project that adds art to our lake shore and involves hundreds of local residents and artists from around the city. Mary Bao, long-time RPWRHS member and one of the founders of the event, will talk about how the festival began, how it has evolved over more than two decades, and plans for where it's going in the future.

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September 2019

American Four Square Home

33rd Annual House Walk: Exploring Jarvis Four-Squares

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Around the turn of the 20th Century, the new residential development called Birchwood Beach attracted prosperous Chicago residents with its clean air, proximity to Lake Michigan and easy access to downtown Chicago via a train station near what is now the Red Line stop at Jarvis Square. On open lands once covered by a thick birch forest, the founders of Rogers Park built spacious homes in the style known as the American Four-Square. Join us for a self-guided tour of…

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October 2019

Living History Program: The Stories Behind the “Made In Chicago” Exhibition

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northtown Public Library, 6800 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645 United States
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Part of Andrew Clayman’s collection of almost 300 vintage Chicago-made products has been on display at our office for many months. Andrew himself will be our Living History Program Speaker on October 17 when he will discuss the collection with a special emphasis on the sometimes-overlooked manufacturing legacy of the North Side. Our hands-on exhibit of products manufactured in 20th Century Chicago is on view any Wednesday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at our office: 7363 N.…

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