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June 2018

Burnham’s Dream: The White City

June 2 - July 1
Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Lifetime member and volunteer June Finfer has written the book and lyrics for a new musical telling the story of visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham and Chicago’s great World’s Fair. Previews begin June 2 at Theater Wit. A lively new look at the story of an important chapter in Chicago history, BURNHAM'S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY celebrates the 125th anniversary of the 1893 World’s Fair and is endorsed by the State of Illinois Bi-Centennial Committee. Lost and Founds…

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Spirits of Rogers Park/West Ridge At Rosehill

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Honor the early leaders of Rogers Park and West Ridge when you join neighborhood historian Glenna Eaves on a  tour of Rosehill Cemetery that highlights the graves and monuments of men and women who helped build our neighborhood. Farmers, soldiers, business owners, artists and a host of others all played a role in our history. Glenna will tell the stories of local residents whose vision, enterprise and dedication shaped the history of the community we live in today.  Tour begins at Rosehill East…

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September 2018

Open Houses of Worship Weekend

September 29 - September 30
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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An opportunity to learn about local religious congregations with visits to more than ten Houses of Worship over the course of one weekend.

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