Meet Your Docent - Brian Treglown

Vol. XXIII No. 3 - Fall 2012

Brian Treglown thinks Edgewater has it all! While Edgewater is certainly part of the wonderful Chicago urban scene, it really is a neighborhood – a neighborhood which not only features tremendous turn of the century architecture but offers a wealth of cultural activities just blocks from Lake Michigan. Brian and his partner moved to Edgewater in 1988, when they purchased a two-flat built in 1906. In fact, if you were on the Home Tour in 2011, you had the opportunity of visiting their home.

How did Brian become involved with EHS? While driving down Ashland Avenue, Brian passed by the Museum and stopped in. Soon after, he became a member, and then became a volunteer docent. Brian feels that working at the museum is a great way to meet and really get to know Edgewater neighbors, a way to give back to the community, and great fun at the same time.

In addition to his volunteer work at EHS, Brian is a member of the Old Time Radio group, which reenacts old time radio scripts, commercials and all. He also hosts a weekly news broadcast on a radio station for the blind, and is a member of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta group, which performs one opera a year. Every 3rd Sunday finds him at EHS – stop by and say hello!