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May 2019

The Return of the Spirits of Rosehill

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosehill Cemetery Entrance, 5800 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Neighborhood Historian Glenna Eaves will once again lead her popular tour "The Spirits of Rogers Park and West Ridge at Rosehill Cemetery." Join Glenna to honor the early leaders of Rogers Park and West Ridge by visiting 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…

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April 2019

The City Logical: Edward P. Brennan Makes Sense of the Grid

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659 United States
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While most Chicagoans know about Daniel Burnham and "the City Beautiful" movement, few recall that in the same year the 1909 Plan of Chicago was published, Chicago also regularized its street address system, beginning a long (and still unfinished) effort to make street names and numbering consistent across town.  Edward P. Brennan, an early  Rogers Park resident, was the freelance urban planner and political gadfly who made State and Madison Streets the East-West and North-South axes of our grid and…

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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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