From the President
By: Kathy Gemperle
We are beginning our third year with lots of enthusiasm. Mark Harding and Gloria Evenson recently joined the EHS Board to replace some board members who had resigned. Now, with our March 10 elections, Bob Donnelly, Jim Karela, Bill Steinfeld and Everett Stetson have joined the team along with returning board members Sr. Mary Cramer, Thom Greene, Gregg Mann and Bud Wyman. We are looking forward to another great year.
The challenges facing us are exciting. With the new display cabinets in place at the Edgewater Library, we will begin ongoing exhibitions. Only one cabinet will fit in the main reading room; the other larger ones are in the auditorium. We will share these with the library staff and the Friends of Edgewater Library. Our first exhibit will include photos, postcards and ads of old time Edgewater businesses. Stop by and see it in April.
April 29 is Chicago Day at our city’s cultural institutions. As part of the festivities, the Chicago Historical Society will host exhibits by several of our neighborhood historical societies. At 3:45 p.m. The Edgewater Historical Society will present a slide show about the history of our community. This program will include photos from some of our recent acquisitions, so plan to be with us that day.
Watch for announcements of the slide program “Chicago’s Changing Lakefront, 1830 to the Present” at the Edgewater Library and at various community meetings. This slide show is part of the Edgewater Community Council’s Lakefront Art and Design Project for the Edgewater Schools. The project is a joint effort by ECC and EHS and is funded by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council. Ten Edgewater schools are participating.
The final event will be an exhibition of plans for “The Edgewater Shoreline of the Future,” produced by the young people who can make it happen, at Loyola University on May 18 and 19. Mark your calendars!