2015 Annual Meeting (Past)

James AkermanThe Edgewater Historical Society invites you to the 2015 Annual Meeting, presenting candidates for your Board of Directors and telling you about plans for 2015-16. The meeting will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway. Click here for a flyer.

The program will be “Early Road Maps of Edgewater and the North Side” and our speaker will be James R. Akerman, director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library.

This lecture is part of the Motoring Through Edgewater exhibit series (held over through May 3). The evolution of Edgewater as the North Side “Motor Row” occurred during a decade of dramatic changes in transportation and mapping. Dr. Akerman’s illustrated talk will examine these changes as reflected in the maps of Chicago and the North Side before and since the coming of the automobile.

The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served.