• In loving memory…

    In loving memory…

    Our dear friend and former BHS president, Lori Thielen, parted with one of her dearest friends today. Her mother, Agnes Thielen died early Friday morning (May 27, 2011), surrounded by her loving daughter and son-in-law. Agnes was 92 years old. While she will be greatly missed, her life will be remembered and honored. Agnes was […]

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  • We will now have a permanent home

    We will now have a permanent home

    On  behalf of our board of directors and our President, David Olson, I am most pleased to announce that the Berwyn Historical Society has purchased a building and will now have a permanent home. We also wish to thank all of our former board members for being such good stewards of the monies raised by […]

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  • NEW! Custom Jewelry for Sale

    NEW! Custom Jewelry for Sale

    We just launched a custom jewelry series including pendants and bracelets. The jewelry features images of “Berwyn’s Past” and “Berwyn Gems”. These designs can currently be purchased at the Berwyn Public Library. (If they are out – leave your name and email and we’ll get in touch when new pieces are available again) Pendants: $15.00 […]

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  • NEW! BHS Postcards for Sale

    NEW! BHS Postcards for Sale

    We are excited to announce that we now offer postcards for sale with historic images of Berwyn. Matt Schademann created these special cards just for the Berwyn Historical Society. Each card is only $4.00 to collect, give as a gift or send to a friend. If you’d like to purchase any of these cards please […]

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  • Photos of the 21st Antique Sale 2011

    Photos of the 21st Antique Sale 2011

    Here are some pictures from the event. We will add images to the gallery as we receive them.

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  • A Successful Antique Sale 2011

    A Successful Antique Sale 2011

    We had a terrific 21st Antique and Collectible Sale, this past Sunday. Check out some photos! The Annual Antique Show was a success thanks to Kristine Dillon for doing the master planning of this event and to all our great volunteers, bakers and all board members, all our vendors and over 360 people coming out […]

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  • Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: Berwyn

    Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: Berwyn

    Thanks to our board member, Matt Schademann, who nominated Berwyn to This Old House, Berwyn, Illinois has been selected as one of This Old House’s Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2011. After researching hundreds of cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, This Old House decided Berwyn deserves special recognition for its […]

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    People come and people go, In and out of your life and so, When one shines bright among the rest, And is there when needed, you’re truly blessed. That is how I see you, friend of mine, And why I’m sending this Valentine. By Karl Fuchs We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s day. Thank […]

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  • 2011 Snowstorm: Send us your photos!

    2011 Snowstorm: Send us your photos!

    Do you have pictures of our 2011 blizzard in Berwyn, especially pictures of Landmarks? We would like to build a digital library for this soon-to-be-historic event. Please send JPGs (as large as you have them) along with your name and the location/time/date when/where you took the image and email them to If the files […]

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  • Season’s Greetings

    Season’s Greetings

    Season’s Greetings to all of you, members and friends of the Berwyn Historical Society. Once again, colorful displays of lights and ornaments enhance our city and brighten these dark nights. This season renews our hope for better times. Berwyn, with its bungalows, Victorian, English Tudor, and other charming homes looks like a picture postcard this […]

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