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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.

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.

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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Native Americans in Chicago (Past)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
Betty Barclay Community Room
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Prof. Theodore Karamanski will be speaking on the important history of Native Americans in Chicago, including the North Side, where Rogers Ave. was a significant border in the history of treaties as they were pushed ever westward. Edgewater was also the site of seasonal village settlements when Kenmore and Winthrop were wetland swales for harvesting wild rice. Click here for a flyer.

Stop the demolition of 6312/6330 N. Winthrop (Past)

Loyola is planning to tear down viable properties and displace families so they can build dorms for sophomore students. The dorms will be used only nine months of the year. We are asking for your support to help us send a message to Loyola to stop tearing down viable property in the Edgewater community.

Click for more information about 6312 Winthrop and 6330 Winthrop.

Add your voice. Please sign the petition.

Click here to sign the ON-LINE PETITION

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, October 13, 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: “20 Years at Hull House” By Jane Addams, “Jane Addams: Spirit in Action” By Louise W. Knight, “Jane Addams: A Biography” By James Weber Linn, and “The Women of Hull House” By Eleanor J. Stebner

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2018 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, the Edgewater Historical Society will present its 30th Home Tour in the West Andersonville neighborhood, which includes the area within borders Bryn Mawr, Foster, Ashland and Ravenswood.

Register at the Edgewater Historical Society Museum (5358 North Ashland) between Noon and 4:00 p.m. Tour goers will guide themselves to the open homes using the tour map. The cost is $25 per person and requires walking several blocks. No reservations are required. Click here for more information.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The books to be discussed are: “The Jungle” By Upton Sinclair, “Down on the Killing Floor” By Rick Halpern, and “Slaughterhouse” By Dominic A. Pacyga

Click here for a flyer.
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