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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 info@berwynhistoricalsociety.org. 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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  • A big thank you to our new and renewing members for 2010/2011

    A big thank you to our new and renewing members for 2010/2011

    Nasri & Erin AbiMansour Ellie & Bernie Babka Jim & Char Bala Dorothy Bastian Robert Baumruk Clyde & Kathi Behrendt Lawrence Bell Laura Wacker Benak Ronald Benes Dolores Benes-Duy Berwyn Public Health Department Berwyn Route 66 Museum Robert Bliss Walter R. Bliss Paul S. Bloch Tom Brandsness James Bratager Debbie & Steve Busch Ed  & […]

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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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  • Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Dedication

    Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Dedication

    Save the Date! Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Dedication Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. Please join us as we celebrate the installation of Berwyn’s new Route 66 Scenic Byway wayside exhibits that chart the history of Berwyn’s stretch of the “Mother Road!” The event will be held adjacent to the parking lot of […]

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  • Annual Meeting – November 7th, 2010, 2 p.m.

    Annual Meeting – November 7th, 2010, 2 p.m.

    Wish You Were Here… Because you’d have the chance to meet a really nice group of people who are passionate about Berwyn’s history and sharing it with you. Date: Sunday, November 7th 2010 Time: 2:00 pm At the Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Community Room–2nd Floor (Please ask a staff member at the library […]

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  • Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour in the News and on Blogs

    Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour in the News and on Blogs

    A wonderful positive blogpost “The Sweet and Bungalow-down” Berwyn Bungalow tour approaching, September 02,2010 – Berwyn Life Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour, September 26, 2010 – NBCchicago Weekly Sales & Events Calendar – Apartment Therapy Radio Ad by the BDC:

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  • Do you know the ‘Berwyn Flyer?’

    Do you know the ‘Berwyn Flyer?’

    The Berwyn Historical Society received a telephone call in May and President, David Olson, first learned of the tragedy connecting Berwyn with the small village of Milligan, Neb. That tragedy occurred in 1943 when two B-24 Bombers collided mid-air just north of Milligan. Click to read full article by Nick Vogel, Berwyn Life

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  • IIT Archivist Ralph Pugh Receives Transfer of Historical Documents

    IIT Archivist Ralph Pugh Receives Transfer of Historical Documents

    On May 15, a small ceremony was held in Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s office to transfer a scrapbook containing rare documents and clippings illustrating Berwyn’s attainment of city status in 1908. Mayor Michael O’Connor of Berwyn, along with the president of the Berwyn Historical Society and Ralph Pugh….. Read full announcement

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