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July 2017

Rogers Park/West Ridge Night at Max and Benny’s

July 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Max and Benny's is hosting a West Rogers Park Night, where they will serve a special menu of culinary homages to our neighborhoods' past. Dishes will recall the Ashkenaz deli, Sally's, and more. Additionally, we will be scanning photos you bring for our archives. Please bring up to 5 photographs. (We will return the originals and you will receive credit for the donation.) If you want to bring more than 5 images they can take them but may not be able…

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August 2017

Cobblestones Crossroads Tour: Arts & Community in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District

August 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  The Glenwood Avenue Arts District has developed with heavy involvement from the Rogers Park community, reversing a period of neighborhood deterioration and bringing the visual and performing arts to the forefront as critical sources of revitalization and identity. The "Cobblestone Crossroads Tour", led by historian Kristen Jacobsen, highlights this strong association with the visual and performing arts, describing the neighborhood's development from the 1970s to the present. Date and Time: August 27, 2:00-4:00pm Location: The tour begins outside The…

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September 2017

31st Annual Rogers Park/West Ridge House Walk: The Roots of Rogers Park

September 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, September 10 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. for the 31st Rogers Park/West Ridge House Walk. This year, we will return to The Roots of Rogers Park – the earliest non-farm residential development in the area, located between the two natural ridges marked today by Ridge Avenue and Clark Street. Date: September 10 Place: Starting location is Paschen Park, 1930 W. Lunt Time: Noon to 4pm Cost: $30, $25 for society members. Within this area of spacious lots and beautiful gardens, many of the…

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October 2017

Doing Business on Devon: A Historic Walking Tour

October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Devon Avenue has always held an important place for residents and businesses in Rogers Park. Join the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society on a walking tour celebrating the evolution of diverse businesses that have shaped the community and culture of Rogers Park. Learn about the dramatic changes the buildings on and around Devon have seen, as well as discover the unique culture that has continued to thrive throughout the neighborhood’s history. When: October 8, 2:00-3:00pm (tour may go over…

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The Great Chicago House (Photo) Hunt

October 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
Free

Photo: Rob Case with students doing a Great House Hunt on Loyola's Day of Service. Become a digital history detective and 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 trying to fill in the details for as many as we can, and you can help. Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for…

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Taste of the World in One Neighborhood

October 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, 2500 W. Lunt
Chicago, IL 60645 United States

Join us to celebrate publication of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s new community cookbook. Taste food from a dozen local restaurants, enjoy live music and share an afternoon of fun as we mark the debut of this treasure trove of recipes that reflects the unique culture of our neighborhood.

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November 2017

Great Chicago House (Photo) Hunt

November 5, 2017 @ 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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Free

The next Great Chicago House Hunt Session is November 5, when you can become a digital history detective and 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…

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Living History Series: Richard Lanyon on “Draining Chicago”

November 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL United States
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The complicated, ever-changing and surprising story of our region’s relationship with the Chicago River has affected urban development, environmental policy and the quality of life in Chicago for more than a century. Richard Lanyon, retired Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, not only grew up along the North Branch of the river, but has 50 years of experience working with water and its influence on the past, present and future health, growth and fundamental viability of Chicago. Hear…

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December 2017

Member Appreciation Party

December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gulliver's decor adds a festive note to our annual holiday party. Join us on December 3 as we salute all those who make the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society a reality. Meet new neighbors, enjoy an afternoon with old friends over pizza and test your neighborhood knowledge with our "History Mystery" game for history buffs of all ages.

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The Great Chicago House (Photo) Hunt

December 10, 2017 @ 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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Free

Join us for the last Great Chicago House Hunt Session of the year, where  you can become a digital history detective and 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…

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