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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

2019 Living Treasures of Edgewater

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

You are cordially invited to attend the formal induction of Tricia Van Eck, Ginger Williams, Jack Markowski and Pat Sharkey into the Living Treasures of Edgewater, for outstanding service to the Edgewater community.

Click here for more information about the Edgewater Living Treasures program.

Exhibit: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal

In 1968 the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago. Protests, confrontation, arrests and ensuing trial, tested the legal and political processes. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial of 1969-1970 was a challenge to the American justice system. This exhibit examines one juror’s experiences, reflected through her journals, and the lasting impact of the trial on her and her family. [more...]

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 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come prepared to learn about this fabulous hotel that put Edgewater on the map by surfing our website. [more...]

How Luxembourgers Shaped Chicago and Edgewater

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Did you know Edgewater’s first permanent settlers were Luxembourgers who had a farm where Senn High School is? Outside of Luxembourg itself, Chicago is the largest center of Luxembourgers in the world. Kevin Wester, retired executive director of the Luxembourger American Cultural Society, will give a wide-ranging overview on how immigrants from one of Europe’s smallest nations had a big impact on Chicago. Click here for a flyer.

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

Chicago Motor Coach Company (Past)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Many of CTA’s current North Side bus routes had their origins as double-decker sightseeing buses operated by the Chicago Motor Coach Company. Join author and Uptown native John F. Doyle as he recounts the picturesque history of the company’s heyday. A limited number of copies of his book will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the program.

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

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America” by Cameron McWhirter, “City of Scoundrels: The 12 days of Disaster that Gave Birth to Modern Chicago” by Gary Krist, and “The Chicago Race Riots: July 1919” by Carl Sandburg.

Click here for a flyer.

2019 Annual Meeting (Past)

Bonnie McDonaldThe Edgewater Historical Society invites you to the 2019 Annual Meeting, presenting candidates for your Board of Directors and telling you about plans for 2019-20. The meeting will be on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Chicago Waldorf School, 5200 N. Ashland Ave. At 9 a.m. there will be optional tours of the school, an exhibit of historic photos of Trumbull School, and refreshments. Click here for a flyer.

Our speaker will be Bonnie McDonald, Edgewater resident and President of Landmarks Illinois. Her subject is "Developers: Friends or Foes of Preservation?" She will weigh in on scores of pending and actual developments affecting Edgewater and the North Side.

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

EHS Spring Benefit Dinner (Past)

  
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
5333 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Donation: $80 ($75 each for two or more)

The deadline for buying tickets to the EHS Spring Benefit Dinner is fast approaching. And we know you don’t want to miss this annual community event. Not only will it include a delicious dinner with choice of entrees, and complimentary wine or beer, but also the Living Treasures and Volunteer of the Year awards.

Come join with your friends and neighbors for an unforgettable evening celebrating a bygone era when ROCK was king.

Click here for more information.
Click here to order tickets online with a credit card.

Reservations and payment must be received no later than Tuesday, April 9th.

Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit on CAN-TV

Marjorie Fritz-Birch and John Holden were interviewed on CAN-TV to discuss our current exhibit on The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, which will run throughout next year. It was a very interesting interview focusing on Jean Fritz’s journals that Mary Schmich wrote about in the August 19, 2018 Chicago Tribune.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa9jotb41yA (first 30 minutes)

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “From the Bullet to the Ballot” by Jakobi Williams and “The Assassination of Fred Hampton” by Jeffrey Haas.

Click here for a flyer.

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