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2013 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

The 25th Annual Edgewater Home Tour is Sunday, September 15, 2013.

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

"Celebrating our History" Exhibit (Past)

Museum 10th Anniversary
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The Edgewater Historical Society is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Museum with a special exhibition entitled Celebrating Our History: 10 Years of the Museum, which runs through Sunday, April 28, 2013.

This exhibition will reprise the most popular of the 27 exhibits produced during the past 10 years. Those featured include “Endangered Edgewater” from 2003, “Edgewater Then and Now” from 2004, “Postcards from Edgewater” from 2006, “Andersonville Historic District” from 2010, “Edgewater Grocery Stores” from 2011 and “Crime and Community” from 2012. [more...]

"Greetings from Edgewater" Exhibit (Past)

The Edgewater Historical Society is proud to announce their new exhibit: Greetings from Edgewater: Vacation and Leisure Spots of the Past and Present, which runs through September 30, 2012. Featured in the exhibit are early photos of the Edgewater shoreline, including the Edgewater Beach Hotel and Saddle and Cycle Club; postcards that Edgewater vacationers would have shared with friends and family; and memorabilia from neighborhood motels that used to attract thousands of tourists each summer.

Edgewater was once Chicago’s lakeside oasis, with yacht races, clam bakes, bicycle tours, equestrian riding, cotillions and social balls, trap shooting, card playing, golf, tennis and every aquatic sport under the sun. Edgewater of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a popular vacation and leisure destination where one could get away from city life. It was a tranquil spot to take in the fresh lakeside air and enjoy recreational activities that would ease the mind, relax the body and replenish the soul. [more...]

"Crime and Community in Edgewater" Exhibit (Past)

If you read the newspapers, you will always find a story about a crime and an investigation. Some of these events are part of your neighborhood history and yet they fade from memory. The Edgewater Historical Society has done the research and presents the exhibit Crime and Community in Edgewater, which runs through July 8, 2012.

The exhibit includes photos, newspapers and the story of the investigation, the work done by law enforcement and the efforts of the community to make their neighborhood safe. These include Community Area Policing (CAPS), which has helped change many neighborhoods in Chicago when people communicate with each other and the police. Click here for more information.

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