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Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood - openhousechicago Event

Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood - openhousechicago Event The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society is announcing a partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to showcase the Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood, which has been selected as one of six areas throughout the city of Chicago to be represented in the foundation’s new event, openhousechicago, taking place Oct. 14-16, 2011.
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Posted on October 10, 2011

“My Worst Day Ever” - a local resident shares her 9/11 experience

By Elissa Jones Fastening my seatbelt, I settled back into the airplane seat. I was looking forward to takeoff, so that I could then go to sleep. The previous night, my mind had continually raced through a series of agitated, aimless thoughts, and I had gotten to O'hare on - shall we say - "autopilot.” Sure, I'm still a little scared of flying, even while finding it exciting. 'Intellectually, I know it's safer than driving. We just hear more about plane crashes than car accidents,' I reassured myself. I looked out the window. It was a sunny morning. Too bad I wouldn't see much of it.
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Posted on September 11, 2011

Volunteers Needed - October 15th and 16th

Volunteers Needed - October 15th and 16th The weekend of October 15 and 16 the doors to 140 of Chicago's best-kept cultural and historic treasures will be thrown open to visitors for free. This cultural event, previously only done in a handful of global cities, is moving to Chicago courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and scores of community partners. Check out the event and the sites located throughout the city here. The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society (RP/WRHS) is the lead agency on Chicago’s north side for openhouseChicago. RP/WRHS needs your help. Volunteer for one or more 4-hour shifts greeting visitors and providing event information at one of the 22 locations in Rogers Park and West Ridge. Volunteers will be trained and receive priority access to openhouseChicago locations throughout the city. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to secure your volunteer spot. Visit RP/WRHS.org for more information.
Posted on August 22, 2011

Genevieve Dooley

Genevieve Dooley Genevieve Dooley, mother of third generation Rogers Park residents Dan Dooley and Steve Dooley died May 20, 2011 at Lakeshore Nursing Home, 7200 N. Sheridan Road of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Genevieve was very active in community life in Rogers Park during the 1960’s.
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Posted on May 26, 2011

The Rogers Park - West Ridge Historical Society is Hiring

The Rogers Park - West Ridge Historical Society is Hiring The Historical Society has moved to new headquarters and is poised to increase the visibility of its programs and expand its membership. The Board of Directors (BOD) seeks a an energetic organized part-time Resource Manager who can manage the Society’s day to day activities and help bring the organization to the next level of fund raising capacity, marketing and outreach.
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Posted on March 16, 2011

Second Saturday at the Society

Second Saturday at the Society Join the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society for their Lincoln's Birthday 202nd birthday celebration The Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society invites you to join them this Saturday for their monthly program Second Saturday at the Society. They will feature a presentation on Abraham Lincoln entitled, "Tracing Lincoln's Life" a group discussion on Illinois' favorite son.
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Posted on February 09, 2011

History Society Hosts Annual House Walk

History Society Hosts Annual House Walk The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s tour will highlight homes surrounding Indian Boundary Park, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings.
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Posted on March 23, 2010

Buy a book and help the RPWR Historical Society

Buy a book and help the RPWR Historical Society The Society needs help to continue its mission and expand its collections. Our funding comes mainly from our members. It is important to include all people interested in these communities to keep the Society a vital and dynamic organization. Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join the Society. Check out these two books on Rogers Park and West Ridge here.
Posted on September 10, 2009

New Rogers Park Mural

New Rogers Park Mural Lea Pinsky and her husband Dustin Harris spent the summer designing and painting a huge mural with neighborhood kids from Howard Area Community Center. It stretches from Estes to Greenleaf on Glenwood Ave.
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Posted on August 21, 2009

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