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December 2018

Member/Volunteer Holiday Party

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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Members and volunteers are invited to our Holiday Party at the Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 West Greenleaf. Bring treasured collectibles or curiosities you'd like to know more about and ask appraisal experts Keith Zaransky and George Glastris to offer verbal appraisals.  Appraisals of up to two items are free to Supporting, Sustaining, Benefactor and Lifetime Members. There is a charge of $10 per item for all other appraisals, limit of three per person. So, learn more about your stuff, or just see…

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November 2018

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

November 18 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Chicago Chicago with Geoffrey Baer

October 6 - October 21
4 locations

Enjoy a musical history of Chicago presented by Chicago a cappella in celebration of the organization's 25th anniversary year. With narration by WTTW's Geoffrey Baer and vivid projections depicting Chicago's past, the concert includes songs of early French explorers, daring pioneers, and immigrants who shaped our city. The acclaimed vocal  ensemble, led by Principal Music Director John William Trotter, will perform music of the Columbian Exposition, the Great Migration, the birth of blues and gospel, and more. Choose from one of four…

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September 2018

Open Houses of Worship Weekend

September 29 - September 30
7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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An opportunity to learn about local religious congregations with visits to more than ten Houses of Worship over the course of one weekend.

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32nd Annual House Walk: 100 Years of Chicago Bungalow History

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warren Park Fieldhouse, 6601 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645 United States
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The Annual House Walk is a Rogers Park/West Ridge tradition that supports our work year-round. The 2018 tour was held in the Talman-West Ridge Historic Bungalow District. First developed in the post-World War I building boom, this neighborhood was home to iconic Chicago sports figures like Gabby Hartnett, star catcher for the Chicago Cubs from 1922 to 1940, and George "Papa Bear" Halas, whose children attended nearby Daniel Boone School. Their neighbors then and now, include a mix of residents…

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August 2018

Walking Tour: Clark Street Then and Now

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rogers Park Public Library, 6907 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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The story of Clark Street as the commercial hub of the neighborhood starts with the earliest days of Rogers Park and continues today. Throughout its history, Clark Street has prospered in boom times, survived economic downturns, and continually adapted to the needs of the ever-changing population it serves. Join neighborhood historian Glenna Eaves on a walking tour of Clark Street from Morse to Touhy and see what has changed, and surprisingly, how much has remained in place. Event begins with an open-to-all…

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

August 16 - August 26
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 @ 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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