How Luxembourgers Shaped Chicago and Edgewater (Past)

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Did you know Edgewater’s first permanent settlers were Luxembourgers who had a farm where Senn High School is? Outside of Luxembourg itself, Chicago is the largest center of Luxembourgers in the world. Kevin Wester, retired executive director of the Luxembourger American Cultural Society, will give a wide-ranging overview on how immigrants from one of Europe’s smallest nations had a big impact on Chicago. Click here for a flyer. The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served.

Updates: The Edgewater Historical Society’s July lecture on how the Luxembourgers changed Chicago drew a large crowd, including the writer for the Chicago Reader, who published this report. Also, here’s another interesting article about the subject.