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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Operating as usual

08/19/2021
08/19/2021
Another great night in the garden with The Radium Swing Band
08/19/2021

Another great night in the garden with The Radium Swing Band

This week at the museum. Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel!Join authors Kathy Gemperle and John Holden of the new book R...
08/17/2021

This week at the museum. Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel!

Join authors Kathy Gemperle and John Holden of the new book Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel on Sunday Aug. 22 at 1:30 p.m. for a presentation of many of the treasures from the beloved hotel, ranging from menus, posters, and dance cards to bellboy's caps and ash trays. The event will take place at the Edgewater History Museum, 5358 N. Ashland Ave., and will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing and sale.

Books will be available for sale.

This week at the museum. Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel!

Join authors Kathy Gemperle and John Holden of the new book Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel on Sunday Aug. 22 at 1:30 p.m. for a presentation of many of the treasures from the beloved hotel, ranging from menus, posters, and dance cards to bellboy's caps and ash trays. The event will take place at the Edgewater History Museum, 5358 N. Ashland Ave., and will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing and sale.

Books will be available for sale.

08/12/2021

Mus

08/12/2021
Another nice Weds night in the garden
08/12/2021

Another nice Weds night in the garden

08/12/2021
This week Wednesday music features Native flutist Bill of the First Nation Anishninabe.
08/10/2021

This week Wednesday music features Native flutist Bill of the First Nation Anishninabe.

This week's EHS tours:Edgewater Beach North:DATE: Aug 12, 2021; TIME: 6:30 p.m. (note change)Lakewood Balmoral Historic ...
08/10/2021
Edgewater walking tours (NEW TOURS !!!) | Edgewater Historical Society

This week's EHS tours:
Edgewater Beach North:
DATE: Aug 12, 2021; TIME: 6:30 p.m. (note change)

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District:
DATE: Aug 14, 2021; TIME: 1:00 p.m.

Surprising Broadway:
DATE: Aug 15, 2021; TIME: 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes. Tours will be led by knowledgeable guides. For descriptions of the tours, click....

Fun volunteer picnic and successful book signing despite the heat.  Thom Greene was deservedly commemoratedThank you com...
08/10/2021

Fun volunteer picnic and successful book signing despite the heat. Thom Greene was deservedly commemorated
Thank you coming.

EHS Garden.
08/05/2021

EHS Garden.

EHS Garden.

Photos from Edgewater Historical Society's post
08/05/2021

Photos from Edgewater Historical Society's post

Another nice night in the garden. Pls come next week. Bill, a First Nation, Anishninabe, will be playing Native flute.
08/05/2021

Another nice night in the garden. Pls come next week. Bill, a First Nation, Anishninabe, will be playing Native flute.

Congratulations to Board members John Holden and Kathy Gemperle on their book.
08/04/2021
Return with us now to the glory and celebrity of Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel

Congratulations to Board members John Holden and Kathy Gemperle on their book.

"Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel" is a new book by John Holden and Kathryn Gemperle about a North Side resort that was a mecca for big band music, holiday weekends and all the celebrities of the day including Marilyn Monroe, Sinatra, Judy Garland, Chaplin and U.S. presidents. It was the....

Return with us now to the glory and celebrity of Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel
08/04/2021
Return with us now to the glory and celebrity of Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel

Return with us now to the glory and celebrity of Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel

"Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel" is a new book by John Holden and Kathryn Gemperle about a North Side resort that was a mecca for big band music, holiday weekends and all the celebrities of the day including Marilyn Monroe, Sinatra, Judy Garland, Chaplin and U.S. presidents. It was the....

You asked, we responded! More Edgewater walking tours thru our various nieghborhoods. August-September 2021. For yoursel...
08/01/2021
Edgewater walking tours (NEW TOURS !!!) | Edgewater Historical Society

You asked, we responded! More Edgewater walking tours thru our various nieghborhoods. August-September 2021.
For yourself or a gift!

Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes. Tours will be led by knowledgeable guides. For descriptions of the tours, click....

Thank you Thom.
07/31/2021

Thank you Thom.

Thank you Thom.

Another fun night in the garden. Join us every Weds thru August
07/31/2021

Another fun night in the garden. Join us every Weds thru August

Biggest crowd yet this summer for Music in the Garden. Come next Weds. night
07/29/2021

Biggest crowd yet this summer for Music in the Garden. Come next Weds. night

07/28/2021
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07/26/2021

Go to chipublib.org to sign up

Go to chipublib.org to sign up

Weds night more music in the garden. Resounding Wayves.  Rock, Folk, Roots, Harmony. 6:00 to 8:00
07/26/2021

Weds night more music in the garden. Resounding Wayves. Rock, Folk, Roots, Harmony. 6:00 to 8:00

Weds night more music in the garden. Resounding Wayves. Rock, Folk, Roots, Harmony. 6:00 to 8:00

Tomorrow night, Weds, music in the garden from 6 to 8. FreeNew Orleans jazz this week.
07/20/2021

Tomorrow night, Weds, music in the garden from 6 to 8. Free
New Orleans jazz this week.

Tomorrow night, Weds, music in the garden from 6 to 8. Free
New Orleans jazz this week.

Interesting preservation project in Uptown. Anyone familiar w/this and can share your knowledge?
07/19/2021

Interesting preservation project in Uptown. Anyone familiar w/this and can share your knowledge?

EHS garden. Looking lovely
07/07/2021

EHS garden. Looking lovely

Register here: bit.ly/ehszoom10Aug 14, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)
06/29/2021

Register here: bit.ly/ehszoom10

Aug 14, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Register here: bit.ly/ehszoom10

Aug 14, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Join us
06/25/2021

Join us

Join us

Speaking of mail delivery! At one time Edgewater had a moving mailbox! Prior to the development of the interstate highwa...
06/24/2021
Mail by Rail: In Edgewater | Edgewater Historical Society

Speaking of mail delivery! At one time Edgewater had a moving mailbox! Prior to the development of the interstate highway system and air freight, most intercity mail moved under contract with the U. S. government by rail. And the mail was sorted as well! For more information on the North Clark route go to: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/articles/v20-2-2

Those with an eye for detail might have noticed a strange looking trolley in front of the Ardmore streetcar barn in the photo which appeared in the last issue of the Scrapbook. It was a Rail Post Office (RPO) car. (See Figure 1)

Hey Guys and Dolls, whose this mobster? We dare you to guess first on this post, before looking at the answer.The story ...
06/15/2021
Returning to the Scene of the Crime | Edgewater Historical Society

Hey Guys and Dolls, whose this mobster? We dare you to guess first on this post, before looking at the answer.

The story goes like this:”thousands” of Edgewater residents dipped their handkerchiefs in the blood left in the middle of Clark Street after a famous gangster was gunned down leaving the Calo Theater. Who was the gangster and why was he met with a hale of police bullets?

http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/articles/v10-3-3

Author and former reporter Richard Lindberg was just trying to set the record straight when he agreed to speak to the Edgewater Historical Society at our meeting on May 21, 1999. His latest book Returning to the Scene of the Crime had just gone to press and we were there to get the inside story of s...

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5358 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

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Sunday 1pm - 4pm

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(773) 506-4849

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I love this website. Thanks! Wish I had pics, but all I have is wonderful memories.
The recent flooding along the lakefront is reminiscent of the calamities of the 1980s. How much worse can it get? What can be done? To explore these issues and more, visit the Edgewater History Museum this weekend to view the exhibit "High Water and Hell".
For those that are interested, there is a meeting tomorrow to discuss the removal of the historic Town and Tennis Club for new housing at Misericordia.
How the Luxembourgers Changed Chicago Though one of Europe's smallest countries, Luxembourg sent a substantial number of its citizens to Chicago in the mid-to-late 19th Century. These early immigrants were the first settlers of Edgewater and their skills in farming celery and other vegetables gave them an indispensable role in Chicago's early agricultural economy. Starting with a farm located on the current site of Senn High School, Luxembourger farmers created a network of farms and greenhouses that arced from Edgewater and Rogers Park through Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka and Skokie. Their efforts literally transformed the rocky shores of Lake Michigan into lush farmland. Luxembourger-Americans have made numerous other contributions to Chicago - including the design of its City seal and creation of the Cook County Forest Preserve system. On July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, join Kevin Wester, retired executive director of the Luxembourger American Cultural Society, who will give a wide-ranging overview of how this small group had a big impact on Edgewater and the larger Chicago area.
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Hello, I have the honor to represent The Michael Saper Chicago Ephemera Collection. We will be selling the majority at auction this Saturday in Ottawa IL. There are 100's of books, 1,000's of postcards and photographs, advertising, maps, and much more. I thought this might be of interest to you, your staff, or some of your members. We offer a preview on Friday from 10am-6pm and the auction will be Saturday starting at 9am(doors open at 7am). If you can't make it we offer online bidding and shipping. Here is a link to our website and some more information about the auction. If you could please share this with anyone who may be interested the family would greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call 815-220-5005 with any questions. Thank you for your time, Matt
Update on the Uptown Theatre. Come by our museum this weekend we're open 1-5pm.
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