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2017 Summer Nights in Edgewater (Past)

Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 6 to August 31, 2017, 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 2017 schedule.

Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago's Last Harbor Boss (Past)

R. J. NelsonSaturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Chicago author R. J. Nelson will discuss his book Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss – a wry, no-holds-barred memoir of Nelson’s time controlling some of the city’s most beautiful spots while facing some of its ugliest traditions.

A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Chicago TransformedThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “Chicago Transformed: WW I and the Windy City” by Joseph Gustaitis. Click here for a flyer.

2017 Living Treasures of Edgewater (Past)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

You are cordially invited to attend the formal induction of Andrew Park, Tom Welch, Gregg Rojewski and Steve Pryor into the Living Treasures of Edgewater for outstanding service to the Edgewater community.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

After the StrikeThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “After the Strike” by Susan Hirsch. Click here for a flyer.

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.

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