Digital Detectives: The Great Chicago House Hunt is Back

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society 7363 W. Greenview Avenue, Chicago, IL

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 […]

Great Chicago House Hunt: One More Time

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society 7363 W. Greenview Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join Rob Case, our Ace Photo Archivist, for the last Great Chicago House Hunt session of the year, where he’ll show you how to use digital resources like Google Streetview, old phone books and other internet resources to search for clues in unidentified photos. No experience necessary, but it helps if you’re comfortable with using Google for searches and have basic internet skills.

2020 Annual Member Meeting: Ultra Local Geography, from Preservationist Larry Shure

Northtown Public Library 6800 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL

Larry Shure is a preservation planner who has lived in Rogers Park for 20 years. Since 2006 he has shared his neighborhood observations, sketches, diagrams and maps on his blog, Ultra Local Geography, with a unique artistic flair. His Illustrated presentation, Historic Architecture and Development in Rogers Park/West Ridge: Selected Entries from the Ultra Local […]

We’re Social Distancing For Now . . .

We'll announce new events when we can. Until then, we hope members, supporters and friends care for themselves and others by staying at home.

Tell Us Your Pandemic Story

A century ago, the Spanish Flu raged across the world, but we know very little about how it affected the people of Rogers Park and West Ridge. Today, the Covid-19 Pandemic is changing life as we know it, and we want to collect and preserve the experiences we're all going through. Sending your story is as simple as sending an email. Click here for details.

Birchbark, Wiigwaas (The Beauty & History of Birch)

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society 7363 W. Greenview Avenue, Chicago, IL

The Roman-Susan Art Foundation presents Birchbark, Wiigwaas, an exhibition of new images by Nora Moore Lloyd, video by James Kaagegaabaw Vukelich, with archival material and images from the American Indian Center and Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.

34th Annual House Walk, Virtual Edition

Covid-19 can't stop the 34th Annual Rogers Park/West Ridge House Walk. We're taking our event online! Each Sunday until October 18, 4 p.m. we're presenting episodes of our 2020 Virtual House Walk, each focused on one fascinating and historic home. In these weekly Zoom sessions, we'll tell the story of the property and join the […]


Open House Chicago Comes to Rogers Park

Open House Chicago has been reimagined for 2020. Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center, the event spans more than 20 Chicago neighborhoods, including Rogers Park, and has been extended to November 1. The event is a showcase of the fascinating history, architecture, and culture of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, through both online and outdoor events. Download […]

Member/Volunteer Social Hour and Discussion

We still can't gather in person, but we can still get together. Join us for a Virtual Member-Mingle and Social Hour to catch up on RPWRHS programs and plans, and add your voice and feedback to the discussion. Bring your favorite beverage and your ideas to this informal conversation where we'll share thoughts and catch […]