The Culinary Tour of Devon Avenue is Back!

Our popular tour of the Devon Avenue International Marketplace, complete with lunch at an Indian Restaurant with Food Historian Colleen Sen is back. The July tour sold out quickly, so register now! Join food historian Colleen Sen on an insider's tour of Chicago’s International marketplace—Devon Avenue. Highlights include a visit to a new Afghan bakery, […]

Hawaiian Royalty in Rogers Park: An Inside Look at a New Field Museum Exhibition

When Ryan Schuessler, Exhibition Developer at the Field Museum started work on the new Chicago's Legacy Hula exhibition, he and the team discovered an unexpected link in the Museum’s collection to a distant cousin of the Hawaiian royal family, who lived in Rogers Park after World War I. To learn more, Ryan contacted the Rogers […]

The Great Chicago House Hunt Continues

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society 7363 North Greenview, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Become a digital detective helping us identify photos of homes, businesses and other neighborhood sites guided by RPWRHS Photo Archivist Rob Case for one of three sessions in July and August.

Living History Series: Building New Lives – The Story and Mission of RefugeeOne

Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL, United States

Join us for a talk by Zachary Dmyterko, Communications Manager of RefugeeOne who will tell the story of the mission and work of RefugeeOne, and how the agency has helped more than 20,000 legal refugees rebuild their lives since 1982. Mr. Dmyterko will be followed by 40th Ward Alderman Andre Vasquez, who will give a […]

A Walking Tour of Calvary Cemetery

Visit the graves of the founders of Rogers Park, and learn how their vision shaped the community we live in today.

Join the Fun! Celebrate 15 Years! Shop Jarvis Square!

Stop by the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and all our neighbors for the 15th Annual Shop Jarvis Square celebration. Shop till you drop or come to enjoy the celebration. We'll be hosting local artisans offering unique holiday gifts and we hope you'll stop in to say hello.

Addressing the Needs of Asylum Seekers in Chicago

Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL, United States

A Living History Update from Alderperson Andre Vasquez. Since August 2022, Chicago has experienced a surge in forced migration. Over 19,500 asylum seekers have been bused from Texas to Chicago in order to stress the city’s status as a “Sanctuary City. Alderperson Andre Vasquez, Chair of the Chicago City Council Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights, will […]