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June 2016

Clark Street: Then and Now Part II

June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N Rogers Ave
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Description Join us on Saturday June 11, 2016 for the second of our “Clark Street: Then and Now” events, which includes a presentation and a walking tour. Presentation, 1 pm, Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse Community Room: Neighborhood-history expert Glenna Eaves will deliver a presentation about the history of Clark Street from Greenleaf to Rogers Avenues. She will entertain you with a rich history of the people and events that fueled the development of Rogers Park from quiet farmstead to a vibrant city neighborhood.…

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“Every Building Tells a Story,” a hands-on workshop with Grace DuMelle

June 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Join us for "Every Building Tells a Story," a hands-on workshop led by Grace DuMelle. This workshop will get you started researching the history of your Chicago house or building, as well as the history of your family or past inhabitants of your home. Ms. DuMelle is recognized as an expert on online resources and local venues for such research. Her workshop will save you time by guiding you to the appropriate resources for your particular research and showing you how to…

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July 2016

Legal Limits: A Historic Bar Crawl

July 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cunneen’s, 1424 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Discover some of the historic bars and nightlife venues in Rogers Park on this 1.5 mile walking tour/bar crawl along Devon, Sheridan, and Glenwood. Learn how battles over prohibition, dancing, and movies shaped local bar culture as well as the boundaries of the neighborhood. Find a new place to wet your whistle or see an old favorite with new eyes! This tour will be led by students in Loyola's graduate history MA and PhD programs. Participants must be 21 or…

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Legal Limits: A Historic Bar Crawl

July 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cunneen’s, 1424 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Discover some of the historic bars and nightlife venues in Rogers Park on this 1.5 mile walking tour/bar crawl along Devon, Sheridan, and Glenwood. Learn how battles over prohibition, dancing, and movies shaped local bar culture as well as the boundaries of the neighborhood. Find a new place to wet your whistle or see an old favorite with new eyes! This tour will be led by students in Loyola's graduate history MA and PhD programs. Participants must be 21 or…

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August 2016

Culinary Tour of Devon Avenue in West Ridge

August 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT DATE HAS CHANGED FROM AUGUST 14th TO AUGUST 21st. Food historian Colleen Taylor Sen will lead a walking tour of West Ridge’s Devon Avenue. The program will include visits to an Indian sweet shop, Indian supermarket/spice market, Bengali fish market, Halal butcher, and Jewish grocery store. Guests will also enjoy a lunch selected by Ms. Sen at a restaurant stop. The cost for tour and lunch is $35 for non-members and $30 for RPWRHS members.…

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September 2016

Annual House Tour

September 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In our on-going celebration of Indian Boundary Park’s Centennial Year, this year’s tour will take place in the Rogers Park Manor Historic Bungalow District immediately south of the park. Enjoy a great afternoon in this quiet neighborhood that was created when Indian Boundary Park spurred a development boom in the 1920s. The Homes All homes on the tour have been honored with awards bestowed by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association and the Richard H.…

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Culinary Tour of Devon Avenue in West Ridge – 2

September 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Food historian Colleen Taylor Sen will lead a walking tour of West Ridge’s Devon Avenue. The program will include visits to an Indian sweet shop, Indian supermarket/spice market, Bengali fish market, Halal butcher, and Jewish grocery store. Guests will also enjoy a lunch selected by Ms. Sen at a restaurant stop. The cost for tour and lunch is $35 for non-members and $30 for RPWRHS members. Starting location TBA. You must register and pay for this event in advance. [civicrm…

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October 2016
Free

“The First Chicagoans: The History and Memory of American Indians In Chicago”, with Dr. Theodore Karamanski

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northtown Public Library, 6435 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Where: Northtown Branch Chicago Public Library, 6435 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60645 When: October 13. Seating begins at 6:00 pm. Lecture starts at 6:30pm. Coffee provided! Cost: Free! This illustrated lecture will narrate the story of American Indians' long history in the Chicago area from the Ice Age to the present. Special attention will be given to the interactions between Indians and European-American settlers and the government policies that attempted to ethnically cleanse the Native American population. Theodore J. Karamanski…

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November 2016

Genealogical Field Trip

November 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Illinois at Chicago, Daley Library, 801 S Morgan St,
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Join us for a workshop at the UIC Daley Library with researcher Grace DuMelle on researching genealogy! Attendees will learn how to access the rich resources of this library in their research. For example, they will see how to trace the history of a home or building through construction permits and Sanborn fire insurance maps, use U.S. census records to find out who has lived in the building, look for photos in the library's extensive archival collection, and check newspaper…

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February 2017

Get To Know Our Neighbors: Ethiopian Community Center

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come meet your Ethiopian neighbors in Rogers Park and hear about their history and community while tasting delicious fare from Ethiopian Diamond II (located on 7537 Clark). The event is free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Where: The Ethiopian Community Center, 1730 Greenleaf Avenue When: Thursday, February 23, 7:00pm Please note that the talk and museum tour take place on the 2nd Floor, and the space has no elevator, so guests will have to use the stairs. We apologize for any…

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