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March 2019

2019 Annual Meeting

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rogers Park Public Library, 6907 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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What could be more Chicago than elections and hot dogs? Join us for our annual meeting and election of board members, plus a talk by popular food historian Bruce Kraig on Hot Dog History and Why Chicago’s Are the Best. We'll also have an update regarding stewardship of the extensive RPWRHS collection archive. Only current members are eligible to vote in the election, but all are welcome for the program and "surprise" refreshments in keeping with the theme of the meeting. Bruce…

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February 2019

Growing Up in Rogers Park and West Ridge: Life in Mid 20th-Century Chicago

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sixteenth Church of Christ, Scientist, 7036 N. Ridge Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60645 United States
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Join us to remember growing up in Rogers Park and West Ridge, as our multi-generational panel of RPWRHS members who grew up in the community discuss their experiences as children and teens in the '50's, '60's '70's and '80's. Learn how the neighborhood evolved and discover the childhood experiences we all have in common. Whether you have lived in the neighborhood all your life, left long ago or moved in recently, this program will give you a new understanding of…

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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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Member/Volunteer Holiday Party

December 2, 2018 @ 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, 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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Chicago Chicago with Geoffrey Baer

October 6, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - September 10, 2018 @ 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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