Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s

Did you know that The Beatles visited Edgewater's Saddle and Cycle Club before their 1965 concerts? That's just one fascinating tidbit in the new book "Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s" by local historian and Rogers Park resident John Lyons. Join us and Professor Lyons on Zoom at this event organized by […]

A Wish for a Happier New Year

Click to read a message from Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society President Ken Walchak.

Shop Small and Make a Big Difference

It's been tough the past year, and local businesses need our support. During February, put your money where your heart is and shop locally. Participate in the Rogers Park Business Alliance Shop Where Your Heart Is campaign. For full rules and details, click here.   Enter your receipts from local businesses for a chance to win […]

Walking Devon and Other Stories: Living History with David Patt

Take a break from the pressures of current events and enjoy a look back at the simplicity of childhood. Long-time West Ridge resident David Patt will share stories from his memoir of the 1950s and 1960s, Walking Devon and other childhood memories and we'll all take time to remember and share our own favorite childhood […]

2021 Annual Member Meeting

Our 2021 Annual Meeting will include a new virtual production of "The Debate," a play by long-time member June Finfer first performed live to celebrate the Centennial of Annexation in 1993.

Examining Our Monuments: Rogers Park Edition

One of the 41 public monuments that are subjects of the Chicago Monument assessment project is the plaque marking the Indian Boundary Line in Rogers Park. Join us for a discussion of the historic significance of the Indian Boundary, the purpose of historic markers and monuments, and perspectives on whether and how this particular marker serves its purpose.

A Return to Historic Rosehill

Rosehill Cemetery Entrance 5800 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

Walking tours are back for the summer, beginning with the return of our popular walk through historic Rosehill Cemetery. Neighborhood Historian Glenna Eaves will once again lead a tour that reveals the early story of our community by visits to the graves and monuments of men and women who helped build our neighborhood. Farmers, soldiers, […]

Return of The Gangsters of West Ridge

Walking tours are back! Join Glenna Eaves and Dona Vitale on a walk through two Historic Bungalow Districts to learn about the notorious gangsters who shared this peaceful neighborhood with prosperous business owners, famous athletes, noted architects, creative artists and skilled craftsmen.

Open House Chicago

We’re happy to be a Community Partner for the Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago. This free annual architecture fest offers behind-the-scenes, in-person site visits on October 16-17 to fascinating places all over Chicago and some suburbs, plus self-guided architecture trails, virtual programming and more all through October. Plan to take in the sites and […]