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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

Edgewater Beach Hotel, 100 Years Later

The one hundred year anniversary of the opening of the Edgewater Beach Hotel is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum. The exhibit will be open on weekends through June 4, 2017. Come prepared to learn about this fabulous hotel that put Edgewater on the map by surfing our website. [more...]

EHS Spring Benefit Dinner (Past)

Thursday, April 20, 2017
from 6-9 p.m.
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
5333 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Donation: $75 ($70 each for two or more)

Reminiscing on the 100th anniversary of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Join with your friends and neighbors for a great time, in a great setting, and celebrate the unique qualities of our community.

Click here to order tickets online with a credit card.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

William B. OgdenThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago: A Biography of William B. Ogden” by Jack Harpster. Click here for a flyer.

2017 Annual Meeting (Past)

Chicago MonumentalThe Edgewater Historical Society invites you to the 2017 Annual Meeting, presenting candidates for your Board of Directors and telling you about plans for 2017-18. The meeting will be on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Click here for a flyer.

Our speaker will be Larry Broutman and the program will be a stunning presentation of photos from his “…full-color tribute to over 250 of the monuments, fountains, memorials, and statues in Chicago’s parks and cemeteries, as well as those on the city’s streets and buildings…”

The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served.

Chicago Volunteer Expo (Past)

Volunteer ExpoVisit the Edgewater Historical Society booth at the 2017 Chicago Volunteer Expo on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.

Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

City IndianThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “The Marshall Fields: The Evolution of an American Business Dynasty” by Axel Madsen. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

City IndianThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The books to be discussed are: “Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America” by Michael McDonnell, “City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934” by Rosalyn R. LaPier and David R. M. Beck, and “Native Chicago” edited by Terry Straus. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Robber BaronThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The books to be discussed are: “The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930” by Harold L. Platt, “Robber Baron: The Life of Charles Tyson Yerkes” by John Franch, and “A Spirit Capable: The Story of Commonwealth Edison” by John Hogan

2016 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

The 28th Annual Edgewater Home Tour is Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Register at Unity Lutheran Church (1212 West Balmoral) between Noon and 4:00 p.m.

This year, the tour will feature homes and their interiors in the Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood. The $25/person admission includes the tour booklet and refreshments. Click here for more information.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Chicago JournalismThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The books to be discussed are: “Chicago Journalism: A History” by Wayne Klatt, “The Colonel: Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick” by Richard Norton Smith, and “Deadline and Monkeyshines: Fabled World of Chicago Journalism” by John McPhaul. Click here for a flyer.

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