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Facade of Trumbull School on Foster Avenue, 1908
Delivery wagons next to Gengler store on Summerdale at Clark, 1902
1908 building on Clark at Balmoral having the brick facade replaced
The first Edgewater Hospital building ca 1930
2009 Kitchen Exhibit at the Museum
Firehouse at Balmoral & Ashland
Firetruck housed at the original firehouse
2011 Edgewater Grocery Stores Exhibit
Greenhouses in the 1930s
Andersonville school view looking south down Ashland 1880
2010 Home Tour (Edgewater North)
Parade on Clark Street, 1966
Maybelline building at Ridge and Clark, ca. 1930s
Postcard of original Edgewater Post Office on Broadway at Catalpa
Postcard of Senn High School prior to the additions, ca. 1920
Saddle & Cycle Club at Foster Ave. 1900
Saddle & Cycle Club at Foster Ave. 1900
Postcard of Edgewater Beach Hotel, pre-1923
Postcard of Edgewater Beach Hotel Yacht Club
2010 Memorial Day Parade

Those Were the Days Radio Players - Saturday

Relive the Golden Age of radio drama with “Those Were the Days Radio Players” - Chicago North chapter. On Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Edgewater Branch Library (6000 N. Broadway), the Radio Players will perform two programs:

The Bickersons: John the Shoplifter was originally broadcast on August 28, 1951, and starred Lew Parker and Frances Langford as John and Blanche Bickerson. The radio series ran from 1946 until 1947 with Don Ameche as John Bickerson, and then again during 1951 with Lew Parker as John Bickerson. This was the last episode.

My Favorite Husband: Spring Cleaning was originally broadcast April 30, 1950, and starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz and George Cooper - “two people who live together and like it”. The radio series ran from 1948 until 1951. My Favorite Husband was the basis for the I Love Lucy television show.

2015 Summer Nights in Edgewater

Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 9 to August 27, 2015, every Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., different local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful EHS garden. Refreshments will be served. We are pet friendly! All are welcome. Click here for the 2015 schedule.

Thursday, July 30: Richard Watson, guitar

Current exhibit: Edgewater's Landmark Buildings

What goes into making a building a Chicago landmark? Did you know there are 19 places in Edgewater that have special designations? Stop by the EHS Museum for the exhibit Edgewater’s Landmark Buildings and find out how this works and where our local landmarks are located. The exhibit will run until October 4, 2015.

Also continuing from the Motoring through Edgewater exhibit will be the presentation of the “North Side Motor Row” map of Broadway and the story of how that Motor Row looked in 1928.

Kathy Gemperle interview on WBBM radio (CBS Chicago)

EHS LogoKathy Gemperle was recently interviewed by Steve Miller for the WBBM “Made in Chicago” radio series. To listen to the interview, click here (requires Adobe Flash).

Chicago History Book Group

American PharaohThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The books to be discussed are “American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation” By Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor (Little, Brown & Co, 2000), and “Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago” By Mike Royko (E.P. Dutton & Co, 1971). Click here for a flyer.

EHS General Meeting (Past)

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Our June program will honor the 2015 Living Treasures of Edgewater. Each of the four individuals being honored this year has done something special to make Edgewater the wonderful community we enjoy today. The presentation will give you a grass roots insight into why Edgewater is unique in Chicago. We encourage you to attend, recognize our Living Treasures and celebrate their accomplishments.

For a list of the 2015 Living Treasures, with photos, please click here.

The Old Neighborhood and Mozos (Past)

Bill HillmanJoin us for a reading by Edgewater author Bill Hillman followed by a “Go Edgewater” tour of several sites from his novel “The Old Neighborhood.”

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Civil War ChicagoThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The books to be discussed are “Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History” edited by Theodore J. Karamanski and Eileen M. McMahon (Ohio University Press, 2014) and “Rally ‘Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War” by Theodore J. Karamanski (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). Click here for a flyer.

Motoring through Edgewater (Past)

The current exhibit at the EHS Museum, Motoring through Edgewater, explores the history of how the automobile transformed the Edgewater neighborhood. The exhibit runs until May 3, 2015, and features photographs, maps and other artifacts from the museum’s collection. Related programs will be offered during the exhibit.

In the 1920s, Edgewater became a center for automotive sales and service, with numerous dealerships, garages and parts sellers located along Broadway. The neighborhood was so densely populated with automobile-related businesses that it was dubbed the “North Side Motor Row” by industry experts. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Cook County HospitalThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The books to be discussed are “Hospital: An Oral History of Cook County Hospital” by Sydney Lewis (New Press, 1995) and “County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital” by David A. Ansell (Chicago Review Press, 2011). Click here for a flyer.

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