Living History: The West Ridge Nature Park Archeological Survey

Did you know there is an archeological dig in at our very own West Ridge Nature Center? Not much is known about the indigenous peoples who occupied modern-day Chicago, and even less about the Bowmanville area.  What we do know is that the earliest evidence of human activity in Illinois dates back 13,000 years, at […]

Tour Chicago’s Last Churchyard Cemetery

Discover the story of this grave when you tour St. Henry's cemetery. St. Henry's Cemetery is Chicago's only surviving churchyard cemetery, the final resting place for many of the original settlers of Rogers Park and West Ridge. Join our favorite cemetery historian Glenna Eaves for a tour that tells the stories of generations of farmers, […]