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- Bungalow Love on Berwyntalk
- Chicago Bungalow Initiative
- City of Homes – Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative
- House History Research
- Route 66 in Berwyn
- Sears Mail Order Homes
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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 […]
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
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 […]
David Olson, President of the Berwyn Historical Society, participated in the 5K for Earth Day “Walk – Run – Recycle” event at Humboldt Park , sponsored by Green Choice Bank on April 27. The BHS has its checking account and mortgage through Green Choice, which supports many “green” initiatives. Participating on the day before his […]
A dream is realized By Kristine and Brian Dillon As many of you may know, the Berwyn Historical Society purchased a building in April 2011, for our permanent home. For those of you new to the BHS or Berwyn, we rented space in a basement of a church in north Berwyn for many years and […]
Come to our 23rd Annual Antique and Collectible Sale Saturday, April 6th 9am- 3pm Liberty Cultural Center 6445 W. 27th Place, Berwyn, Illinois 60402 $3.00 Admission All proceeds to benefit the Berwyn Historical Society, NFP Over 20 vendors, iPad + iPad mini Raffle, bake sale, beverages, hotdogs and snacks, BHS merchandise and informational booth.
We received the following invitation for a lecture at the Hinsdale Historical Society. Your are invited to the Hinsdale Historical Society’s second lecture of the year, presented by Gregory Ruth. This lecture about Chicagoland Horticulture and Floriculture explores regional trends in horticulture as well as a look at our local community. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 21, at […]
We had 14 volunteers help to prep and prime our new building at 1401 Grove. Here is a short video of the building walk through, showing everyone hard at work. You can view additional photos from this volunteer event in our Facebook album by clicking here.
You can view images of the 2012 Bungalow Walk on our Facebook page. Even if you do not have Facebook you can still click here to view some of the tour highlights
You are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Berwyn Historical Society on Saturday, December 1, 1:00-5:00 p.m., to be held at the our new building at 1401 Grove. We will present information on our new BHS building which will help create new opportunities for education and interpretation of Berwyn’s history. We will also […]