Gallery Talk, November 16, 7:00 p.m. (Past)

Giant pencil sharpenerJoin collector Andrew Clayman and curator Kathy Gemperle for a “Made in Chicago” exhibit gallery talk on Thursday, November 16, 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 November 16!

Wanted: Edgewater Living Treasures Award Nominations (Past)

The Edgewater Historical Society is seeking nominees for its Edgewater Living Treasures Award. EHS invites Edgewater residents to submit the name(s) of anyone whom they feel is deserving of the award by October 1, 2017. Click here for the nomination form. Winners of the award are at the sole discretion of the Edgewater Historical Society. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Chicago Conspiracy TrialThe next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

The book to be discussed is: “The Chicago Conspiracy Trial” by John Schultz. Click here for a flyer.

2017 Austin Wyman Lecture (Past)

JosephSchwietermanThe 2017 Fall General meeting and Austin Wyman Lecture will be on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

Transit oriented development (TOD) has become one of the hottest topics for urban planners and housing developers who are looking to further leverage locations near mass transit to increase the supply of residential units for people without cars. With the CTA’s Red Line running through it, Edgewater is primed to be a key front is this rapidly evolving area. Please join EHS and Joe Schwieterman, DePaul University professor and urban planning expert, for a lively discussion on the pros and cons of TOD, Edgewater’s past development patterns, and what the neighborhood can expect in the years ahead.

The program is free and refreshments will be served. Click here for more information.

2017 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, the Edgewater Historical Society will present its 29th Home Tour in the Edgewater Triangle neighborhood, which includes the area within borders Bryn Mawr, Clark and Ridge. This area of Edgewater includes many of Edgewater’s oldest homes built between 1890 and 1920.

Register at Edgewater Baptist Church (1401 West Hollywood) 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.

Neighborhood Biking Tours (Past)

Go EdgewaterGo Edgewater is back for the 3rd year. The Edgewater Historical Society is supporting the program of the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project to encourage residents to explore the community by walking, by bike or by public transportation. We will be having nature tours, historical tours, environmental tour, theater and art tours, bike repair clinics and much more. [more...]

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.

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