The video recording of this Virtual Living History Program presented by David Patt will be posted here soon.
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 […]
2020 RPWRHS Historic House Walk: A (Virtual) Walk Through Time and Place Instead of spending just one Sunday afternoon touring interesting historic homes in one neighborhood of Rogers Park or West Ridge, in 2020 we extended the tour over five Sundays and the whole community through virtual tours on Zoom. Weekly Episodes of A Walk […]
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 […]
100 years ago, the 19th Amendment granted the vote to women nationwide. Join us on Zoom for an online celebration of the centennial with 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden.
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.
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 […]
Another in our series of Living History talks By Kay McSpadden, RPWRHS Events Chair and Board Member The scale that started it all. Photo by Stephanie Barto. When most people think of Chicago manufacturing, they think of steel, but Andrew Clayman thinks of all the ordinary things that were manufactured in Chicago. He talked about […]