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December 2018

The Great Chicago House Hunt Continues

December 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Join the Ranks of Our Digital History Detectives.   Over the years, we've accumulated many photographs of homes, commercial buildings and other places in the neighborhood with limited information as to their location, date or subject matter. We're filling in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House Hunt session, where he'll show you how to use digital resources like Google Streetview, old phone books…

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November 2018

Get Great Holiday Gifts. Help Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ten Thousand Villages Evanston, 719 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Buy Holiday Gifts at our Community Shopping Event.  Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will receive 15% of all sales! Ten Thousand Villages Evanston, 719 Main Street. Choose from an amazing selection of Fair Trade products, featuring jewelry, apparel, food, home décor and spa accessories from around the world. You'll find something for everyone on your gift list, and give a gift to the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society to support educational programs on neighborhood history. We'll be on hand with delicious…

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The Great Chicago House Hunt

November 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Join the Ranks of Our Digital History Detectives.  Over the years, we've accumulated many photographs of homes, commercial buildings and other places in the neighborhood with limited information as to their location, date or subject matter. We're filling in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Take a break from Holiday Hoopla, and Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House Hunt session, where he'll show you how to use digital…

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October 2018

The Great Chicago House Hunt Continues

October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Join the Ranks of Our Digital History Detectives.   Over the years, we've accumulated many photographs of homes, commercial buildings and other places in the neighborhood with limited information as to their location, date or subject matter. We're filling in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House Hunt session, where he'll show you how to use digital resources like Google Streetview, old phone books…

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August 2018

Theater Double Feature: A Jewish Family’s Journey From Russia to Rogers Park

August 16, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$25 – $40

Last winter, Bena Shklyanoy gave a fascinating Living History presentation on her experience coming to Chicago as a Russian-Jewish immigrant in 1976.  Now, her family's story has been brought to the stage, in two new plays at the Piven Theatre in Evanston, written by Bena Shklyanoy and Kevin Olson. Join others from the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society for a special double feature of theater on August 19, or attend other performances on your own.  And Then What? tells the story…

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The Great Chicago House Hunt Continues

August 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Don't miss your chance to become a digital history detective. Last session left this summer. Over the years, we've accumulated many photographs of homes, commercial buildings and other places in the neighborhood with limited information as to their location, date or subject matter. We're filling in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House Hunt session, where he'll show you how to use digital…

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July 2018

The Great Chicago House Hunt Continues

July 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Be a digital history detective. Help identify photos from our archive. Over the years, we've accumulated many photographs of homes, commercial buildings and other places in the neighborhood with limited information as to their location, date or subject matter. We're filling in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House Hunt session, where he'll show you how to use digital resources like Google Streetview, old…

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June 2018

Great Chicago House (Photo) Hunt Is Back!

June 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Rob Case with students doing a Great Chicago House Hunt on Loyola's Day of Service. Be a digital history detective. Help identify photos in our archive. Over the years, we've accumulated many photographs of homes, commercial buildings and other places in the neighborhood with limited information as to their location, date or subject matter. We're filling in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for a Great Chicago House…

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Spirits of Rogers Park/West Ridge At Rosehill

June 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosehill Cemetery Entrance, 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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Burnham’s Dream: The White City

June 2, 2018 - July 1, 2018
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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