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"Made in Chicago" gallery talk (Past)

Giant pencil sharpenerJoin collector Andrew Clayman for a “Made in Chicago” exhibit gallery talk on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 N. Ashland, Chicago. See everyday objects from the past, including make-up and baking supplies, to the extraordinary, including a bottler and sheep shearing machine. Everything was manufactured in Chicago!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the gallery talk beginning at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but registration is requested. Hope to see you on May 29.

2018 Living Treasures of Edgewater (Past)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

You are cordially invited to attend the formal induction of Mary Ellen Diaz, Beth Palmer, Carla Bruni and Ally Brisbin into the Living Treasures of Edgewater for outstanding service to the Edgewater community.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Chicago's Lakefront Masterpieces (Past)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway, Chicago 60640

The Edgewater Historical Society, the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, and the Ravenswood/Lake View Historical Association are pleased to co-host this program by William Swislow of little-known public art along Chicago’s lakefront. Click here for more information.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The Chicago RiverThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “The Chicago River: An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and Its Waterways” By David Solzman. Click here for a flyer.

EHS Spring Benefit Dinner (Past)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
5333 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Donation: $75 ($70 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, dessert from First Slice, and complimentary wine and beer, but also the Living Treasures and Volunteer of the Year awards.

The theme is the Fabulous ’50s so we’ll have classic rock and roll music and a trivia contest based on that decade. You can even have your picture taken with Elvis or Marilyn Monroe!

Click here for more information.
Click here to order tickets online with a credit card.

2018 Annual Meeting (Past)

Richard LanyonThe Edgewater Historical Society invites you to the 2018 Annual Meeting, presenting candidates for your Board of Directors and telling you about plans for 2018-19. The meeting will be on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. Click here for a flyer.

Our speaker will be Richard Lanyon and the program will be a discussion of his book “Draining Chicago: The Early City and the North Area” with a slide presentation.

The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase following the program.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

When Chicago Ruled BaseballThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “When Chicago Ruled Baseball” by Bernard A. Weisberger. Click here for a flyer.

Give an Edgewater Historical Society gift membership

Gifting an Edgewater Historical Society membership is a great way to get a loved one involved in the vibrant Edgewater community. Our members enjoy creative exhibits on important community topics, lectures by EHS curators, book discussions, our quarterly Scrapbook newsletter, and many more benefits. And now, first time members will enjoy a one-time $5 membership for the first year. Please consider offering a membership to someone close to you for the holidays.

Click on the Membership tab for details.

Save the Woodruff Shopping Arcade (Past)

The shopping arcade at the southeast corner of Broadway and Devon/Sheridan is under threat of demolition. A six story mixed use building is proposed for the site - residential on the top five floors, and retail on the first floor. Fourteen (14) businesses would be displaced, some of which have been there for years.

The Woodruff Arcade is a hidden gem, but a gem nonetheless. It is a unique building type, the precursor of today’s indoor shopping mall, and it is the only one in Edgewater (we once had two). More importantly, it is the only one in all of Chicago. For that reason alone it should be preserved. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Fire on the PrairieThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “Fire on the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race” by Gary Rivlin. Click here for a flyer.

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