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Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 8, 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: “Chicago Comedy” by Margaret Hicks, “The Second City” by Sheldon Patinkin, and “The Second City Unscripted” by Mike Thomas.

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2019 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 10 to August 28, 2019, every Wednesday 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 2019 schedule.

2019 Living Treasures of Edgewater (Past)

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 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: “Algren: A Life” By Mary Wisniewski, and “Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side” By Bettina Drew

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