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  • Newspaper Digitizing Project Overview

    Newspaper Digitizing Project Overview

    This page is a sample page of a project which the BHS will be undertaking this spring. You may not know, but we hold a collection of newspapers dating from 1910 through the late 60’s. Some of them have been microfilmed. Our project will convert the microfilm to digital images, and then use Optical Character […]

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  • Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits

    Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits

    Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits In partnership with the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project, the City has placed four exhibits on Ogden Avenue to educate travelers, tourists, and residents about Berwyn’s heritage as one of the first eastern suburban communities along Historic Route 66. Berwyn’s four exhibits feature the origin of the Ogden […]

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  • NEW images of the Berwyn National Bank

    NEW images of the Berwyn National Bank

    As part of the Berwyn Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, Sunday Nov 7th, Scott Lennon of the BDC openend the doors to the Berwyn National Bank for one hour to members and guests of the BHS. Here are the first images by Rod Piechowski. More to follow soon from Matt Schademann!

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  • Discover some of Berwyn’s artifacts and images in context

    Discover some of Berwyn’s artifacts and images in context

    If you’d like to see some artifacts you should visit City Hall and check out the display cases upstairs in front of the City Council chambers. Or if you’d like to see some great images in context you can stop by the new Walgreens in Cermak Plaza (At the Cermak/Harlem intersection). The New McDonalds on […]

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