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  • Berwyn-born Opera Star to sing title role at Lyric Opera

    Berwyn-born Opera Star to sing title role at Lyric Opera

    The BHS is coordinating the opportunity to hear and possibly meet Sondra Radvanovsky, internationally-renowned opera star who was born and lived in Berwyn during her childhood. She will be singing the lead role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Lyric Opera, in eight performances from Dec 6 to Jan 16. BHS President David Olson has […]

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  • iPad and iPad Mini Raffle Winners Announced

    iPad and iPad Mini Raffle Winners Announced

    We are please to announce the winners of the Berwyn Historical Society Progressive Raffle. Diana Smith had the winning ticket #306 for the iPad raffle. She is a Chicago resident but frequently visits Berwyn. She attends various events held by the BHS, including the Annual Antiques and Collectibles Sale and the Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour […]

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  • Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2014

    Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2014

    Join the Berwyn Historical Society for our 8th annual bungalow tour, Bungalows and More, on Sunday September 28, 2014, from noon to 5:00 pm. This year’s tour features a selection of houses located in south Berwyn, in the vicinity of Proksa Park. South Berwyn is home to some of the city’s oldest houses. With development […]

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  • In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend Doris Remp

    In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend Doris Remp

    I am sad to share this news with our membership but the BHS has had to part with yet another dear friend. Doris Remp was a long time board member of the Berwyn Historical Society. She died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Doris, […]

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  • In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend Gail Lofgren

    In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend Gail Lofgren

    Our dear friend and former BHS board member died Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Gail was battling cancer. To say it is a loss seems almost an understatement. For anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Gail, they would tell you she was a delightful woman, an especially sweet person, a real gem. I met Gail […]

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  • 2014 Antique Sale – Saturday April 26th

    2014 Antique Sale – Saturday April 26th

    Come to our 24th Annual Antique and Collectible Sale Saturday, April 26th 9am- 3pm Liberty Cultural Center 6445 W. 27th Place, Berwyn, Illinois 60402 All event proceeds to benefit the Berwyn Historical Society, NFP Over 20 vendors, Raffles, bake sale, beverages, hotdogs and snacks, BHS merchandise and informational booth.

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  • Create Your Own Masterpiece!

    Create Your Own Masterpiece!

    Join the Berwyn Historical Society and The Twisted Easel, a Berwyn owned mobile art studio, as we transform the BHS building into an art studio with a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Saturday January 25th, 2014 3-5pm Location: Berwyn Historical Society 1401 Grove Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 There is zero artistic experience required. The Twisted Easel […]

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  • Berwyn Post Office Mural by Richard Haines

    Berwyn Post Office Mural by Richard Haines

    The muralist Richard Haines was commissioned to paint the mural which hangs in the Berwyn Post Office, located at 6625 Cermak Road. Haines was a WPA muralist. WPA as you may know, stands for “Works Progress Administration.” In 1939, WPA was changed to “Works Projects Administration.” Most of the work performed by the WPA was […]

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  • Annual Meeting – Sunday, November 17, 2013

    Annual Meeting – Sunday, November 17, 2013

    Please join the BHS for the Annual Meeting Sunday, November 17th, 2013 2pm – 4pm 1401 Grove Avenue, Berwyn IL 60402 Matt Schademann and Justin Wier have been nominated to be re-elected to the 2014 Board of Directors. Light Refreshments will be Served

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  • Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2013

    Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2013

    Join the Berwyn Historical Society for our 7th annual bungalow tour, Bungalows and More, on Sunday September 29, 2013, from noon to 5:00 pm. A select group of Berwyn homes along Riverside Drive will be open to tour goers for this one day event. Docents will share the history of each house on the tour […]

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