Edgewater Historical Society

Edgewater Historical Society The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization to promote the preservation of historical structures and landmarks within the Edgewater neighborhood.
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Thanks for attending our discussion on changing demographics in Edgewater. An important topic as we consider our future ...
11/10/2019

Thanks for attending our discussion on changing demographics in Edgewater. An important topic as we consider our future and our loss of diversity.

Don’t forget. We’re open this weekend. Stop by to see the Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit and the Edgewater Beach exhib...
11/08/2019

Don’t forget. We’re open this weekend. Stop by to see the Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit and the Edgewater Beach exhibit as well. You won’t be disappointed

We fix everything. Stop by
11/08/2019

We fix everything. Stop by

More from EHS last night
11/07/2019

More from EHS last night

11/07/2019
Group shots of our wonderful evening with the Russian journalists
11/07/2019

Group shots of our wonderful evening with the Russian journalists

Thank you for coming to my talk about the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and my Moms ordeal as a jurorat the Budlong Library. ...
11/05/2019

Thank you for coming to my talk about the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and my Moms ordeal as a juror
at the Budlong Library. And thank you to the Rogers Park Historical Society for asking me

11/04/2019
Thanks to everyone for coming to our fundraiser at Marty’s Martini Bar. Had fun and raised money.
11/04/2019

Thanks to everyone for coming to our fundraiser at Marty’s Martini Bar. Had fun and raised money.

Come see the exhibit. Open today at 1:00. Then stop at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. Right down the street fro...
11/03/2019

Come see the exhibit. Open today at 1:00. Then stop at Marty’s Martini Bar for our fundraiser. Right down the street from the museum

WLUW FM interview about the Conspiracy Trial exhibit. Stream and listen.
11/02/2019

WLUW FM interview about the Conspiracy Trial exhibit. Stream and listen.

Friends of the Parks
10/29/2019
Friends of the Parks

Friends of the Parks

We agree that wherever you are situated along the continuum of points of view about the OPC in Jackson Park, starting with the truth is key. There's such a lack of that around here.

"Whether the OPC will be built on this site and, if so, what the design will be remains to be determined. In the meantime, it is best that the discussion of the Jackson Park site be based on the facts, not a dystopian fiction."

Waumego KS in the flint hills. The Columbian Theater. Rogers built this theater in 1894. He attended the 1893 Columbian ...
10/26/2019

Waumego KS in the flint hills. The Columbian Theater. Rogers built this theater in 1894. He attended the 1893 Columbian Exposition and when they were dismantling the fair, he came back and bought artifacts. These photos are the result. The murals are amazing. They were on display in the various exhibit bldgs. The pillars are from the Indiana exhibit and the window is from the Brazilian exhibit. The murals are probably the only existing art work from the fair.

The Blackwelder house in Morgan Park. Ms Blackwelder was the first woman to vote in Cook County when Illinois gave women...
10/19/2019

The Blackwelder house in Morgan Park. Ms Blackwelder was the first woman to vote in Cook County when Illinois gave women the right to vote in 1913.

Ridge Historical Society in Beverly. Wow.
10/19/2019

Ridge Historical Society in Beverly. Wow.

10/18/2019

Rick Kogan was here this morning. His article on the exhibit will be in the Oct 27 Sunday Tribune.

Another chance to hear EHS Board member Marjorie Fritz-Birch speak about her mother Jean Fritz who was a juror on the Ch...
10/17/2019
One Juror’s Ordeal: The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial

Another chance to hear EHS Board member Marjorie Fritz-Birch speak about her mother Jean Fritz who was a juror on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial.

Fifty years ago, on Sept 24, 1969, the Chicago Conspiracy Trial opened to decide the fate of eight protesters arrested during the 1968 Democratic Convention. The trial was a political, legal and hi…

Untitled Album
10/17/2019

Untitled Album

This is historical preservation of nature. This beautiful sanctuary behind the South Shore Cultural Center is what will ...
10/15/2019

This is historical preservation of nature. This beautiful sanctuary behind the South Shore Cultural Center is what will be destroyed for a tiger woods golf course. There are only two of these. Here and Montrose. This cannot be allowed to happen. We have to fight this. Pls share this so everyone knows about this. Call and voice your disagreement

Even friendly firemen stopped by today. We're open until 4, maybe we'll see you.
10/13/2019

Even friendly firemen stopped by today. We're open until 4, maybe we'll see you.

They are filming the Conspiracy Trial movie in Toronto☹️ and shooting here for only a week. I am trying to contact them.
10/11/2019

They are filming the Conspiracy Trial movie in Toronto☹️ and shooting here for only a week. I am trying to contact them.

Well written article from Edgeville Buzz on the effort by EHS to save the Ken Nordine studio and house from demolition.
10/10/2019
Edgewater House That Entertained Stars Such As Jerry Garcia and Tom Waits Could Be Demolished Despite Finding Buyer willing To Landmark

Well written article from Edgeville Buzz on the effort by EHS to save the Ken Nordine studio and house from demolition.

Edgewater’s last historic mansions are dwindling in numbers as developers eye them in order to capitalize on the neighborhood’s popularity. But one home’s likely fate in particular has some shaking their heads and wondering if there is any hope. Many of the surviving century-old homes such as ...

Our autumn garden is still blooming. Enjoy the garden and visit this weekend. 50 year anniversary of the Chicago Conspir...
10/10/2019

Our autumn garden is still blooming. Enjoy the garden and visit this weekend. 50 year anniversary of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. Great exhibit

Got great press from Block Club on the 50th anniversary of the Conspiracy Trial and our exhibit. We’re open this weekend...
10/04/2019

Got great press from Block Club on the 50th anniversary of the Conspiracy Trial and our exhibit. We’re open this weekend. Stop by.

Growing up in Chicago
10/03/2019

Growing up in Chicago

1960 - State and Madison

ABC Interview
09/29/2019

ABC Interview

Worth reading if you want to understand the history of the Black Panther Party in Chicago and what an incredible person ...
09/28/2019
Fifty Years of Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition

Worth reading if you want to understand the history of the Black Panther Party in Chicago and what an incredible person Fred Hampton was. He was murdered in his bed by the FBI and the Chicago police in Dec 1969 while the Chicago Conspiracy Trial was going on. 1969 was every bit as turbulent as 1968. You can learn more at our exhibit. Open tomorrow.

hicago-style coalition-building helped to produce the first Black mayor of Chicago and put its first Latinx representatives in office. Some even believe its legacy led to the election of the city’s first Black woman mayor. But unbeknownst to many, this form of organizing started in the streets fif...

Women’s Leadership Archives 25th anniversary where my Mother’s papers and Archives from the trial will be left. Amazing ...
09/27/2019

Women’s Leadership Archives 25th anniversary where my Mother’s papers and Archives from the trial will be left. Amazing women!

First day of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial Sept 24, 1969. We are open this weekend. Come see the exhibit
09/27/2019

First day of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial Sept 24, 1969. We are open this weekend. Come see the exhibit

Our second most successful home tour in the EGA neighborhood with dinner afterwards at the Farm Bar on Granville.
09/22/2019

Our second most successful home tour in the EGA neighborhood with dinner afterwards at the Farm Bar on Granville.

Wonderful birthday party at EHS
09/22/2019

Wonderful birthday party at EHS

09/18/2019

Trumbull landmarked!!

1502 West Glenlake. During our annual House Tour, the current owner (left) got to meet the Granddaughter of the Sullivan...
09/17/2019

1502 West Glenlake. During our annual House Tour, the current owner (left) got to meet the Granddaughter of the Sullivan's, the previous owner.

Luxembourgish immigration to Chicago. A follow up story to our lecture this summer.
09/17/2019
Luxembourg's history: Luxembourgish immigration to Chicago

Luxembourgish immigration to Chicago. A follow up story to our lecture this summer.

As we continue our series exploring Luxembourg's history through immigration, we have an exciting collaboration with Kevin Wester, former executive director of the Luxemburg American Cultural Society. In this mini series, Kevin explores the history of Luxembourgish immigrants in Chicago, heritage si...

We had a great Home Tour. 350 people came to see homes in the EGA neighborhood. Thank you so much to our volunteers, our...
09/17/2019

We had a great Home Tour. 350 people came to see homes in the EGA neighborhood. Thank you so much to our volunteers, our board members and most importantly, to our home owners who opened their homes and made the tour such a success. On to next year...

09/15/2019

Pre home tour. Thank you Andrea for hosting our rest stop. Fun night

Open this weekend. Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit. 50th anniversary. Worth a visit
09/13/2019

Open this weekend. Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit. 50th anniversary. Worth a visit

Bobby Seale was a defendant for a short time on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. He was bound and gagged. 50 yr anniversary...
09/08/2019

Bobby Seale was a defendant for a short time on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. He was bound and gagged. 50 yr anniversary this month. Visit us and learn more.

Double feature Sat and Sunday. Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit 50 year anniversary AND our beautiful garden. Come and e...
09/06/2019

Double feature Sat and Sunday. Chicago Conspiracy Trial exhibit 50 year anniversary AND our beautiful garden. Come and enjoy both!

09/06/2019
The Illinois Environmental Council
09/05/2019
The Illinois Environmental Council

The Illinois Environmental Council

Did you know that Illinois passed the greenest cannabis legislation in the nation? And just to be clear, by “greenest” we do mean most environmentally friendly! In fact, our organization shaped the sustainability regulations that went into the bill.

As you brush up on the new law going into effect in the next few months, take some time to check out the ways in which this industry’s energy impact was a concern worth addressing.

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Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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