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The Rise and Fall of Chicago Cable Cars (Past)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

The Edgewater Historical Society, Go Edgewater, and the Chicago Public Library are pleased to co-host this program with Chicago’s popular, award winning transportation journalist Greg Borzo. Click here for more information.

2015 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

The 27th Annual Edgewater Home Tour is Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Register at Philadelphia Church (5437 North Clark) between Noon and 4:00 p.m.

This year, the tour will feature homes and their interiors in the East Andersonville neighborhood. The $25/person admission includes the tour booklet and refreshments. Click here for more information.

2015 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 9 to August 27, 2015, 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 2015 schedule.

Thursday, August 27: Maryon Gray and friends, clarinet

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

American PharaohThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The books to be discussed are “American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation” By Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor (Little, Brown & Co, 2000), and “Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago” By Mike Royko (E.P. Dutton & Co, 1971). Click here for a flyer.

Those Were the Days Radio Players (Past)

Relive the Golden Age of radio drama with “Those Were the Days Radio Players” - Chicago North chapter. On Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Edgewater Branch Library (6000 N. Broadway), the Radio Players will perform two programs:

The Bickersons: John the Shoplifter was originally broadcast on August 28, 1951, and starred Lew Parker and Frances Langford as John and Blanche Bickerson. The radio series ran from 1946 until 1947 with Don Ameche as John Bickerson, and then again during 1951 with Lew Parker as John Bickerson. This was the last episode.

My Favorite Husband: Spring Cleaning was originally broadcast April 30, 1950, and starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz and George Cooper - “two people who live together and like it”. The radio series ran from 1948 until 1951. My Favorite Husband was the basis for the I Love Lucy television show.

EHS General Meeting (Past)

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Our June program will honor the 2015 Living Treasures of Edgewater. Each of the four individuals being honored this year has done something special to make Edgewater the wonderful community we enjoy today. The presentation will give you a grass roots insight into why Edgewater is unique in Chicago. We encourage you to attend, recognize our Living Treasures and celebrate their accomplishments.

For a list of the 2015 Living Treasures, with photos, please click here.

The Old Neighborhood and Mozos (Past)

Bill HillmanJoin us for a reading by Edgewater author Bill Hillman followed by a “Go Edgewater” tour of several sites from his novel “The Old Neighborhood.”

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway

Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Civil War ChicagoThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The books to be discussed are “Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History” edited by Theodore J. Karamanski and Eileen M. McMahon (Ohio University Press, 2014) and “Rally ‘Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War” by Theodore J. Karamanski (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). Click here for a flyer.

Motoring through Edgewater (Past)

The current exhibit at the EHS Museum, Motoring through Edgewater, explores the history of how the automobile transformed the Edgewater neighborhood. The exhibit runs until May 3, 2015, and features photographs, maps and other artifacts from the museum’s collection. Related programs will be offered during the exhibit.

In the 1920s, Edgewater became a center for automotive sales and service, with numerous dealerships, garages and parts sellers located along Broadway. The neighborhood was so densely populated with automobile-related businesses that it was dubbed the “North Side Motor Row” by industry experts. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Cook County HospitalThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library. The books to be discussed are “Hospital: An Oral History of Cook County Hospital” by Sydney Lewis (New Press, 1995) and “County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital” by David A. Ansell (Chicago Review Press, 2011). Click here for a flyer.

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