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  • Best Holiday Wishes and Hearty Greetings for the New Year

    Best Holiday Wishes and Hearty Greetings for the New Year

    It’s that time of year when, as if to overcome the early darkness, magnificent displays of colored lights pop up all over town. Berwyn becomes a magical place as people share their vision of beauty and meaning with others. It’s a good time to remember how we have been blessed in our community. The Berwyn […]

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  • Berwyn has lost a true icon. Bert Hicks passed away

    Berwyn has lost a true icon. Bert Hicks passed away

    Berwyn has lost a true icon. Bert Hicks passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011, peacefully, in the late morning hours. Bert Hicks was in his late 90’s and formerly owned Hicks Hardware Store at 6805 Stanley, in Berwyn. He lived much of his life in Berwyn and knew Berwyn’s history through and through. There will […]

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  • Annual Meeting 2011

    Annual Meeting 2011

    You are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Berwyn Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m., to be held at the Fitzgerald’s Side Bar, at 6615 Roosevelt Road. We will present illustrations and information on our new BHS site at 1401 Grove Avenue, and will detail the progress we’re making in the […]

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  • Remember us in your annual giving campaigns at work

    Remember us in your annual giving campaigns at work

    The Berwyn Historical Society would like to remind  you to remember us in your annual giving campaigns at work.  Many companies have an enrollment period in the fall where a donation may automatically be made to a non-profit.  The BHS would like you to consider us for a donation. As you may know, we have […]

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  • Plymouth Place guided bus tour provided by BHS.

    Plymouth Place guided bus tour provided by BHS.

    On Wed., Sept. 28, David Olson, BHS Pres., and Kristine Dillon, Vice Pres., hosted about 30 residents and staff members of Plymouth Place in LaGrange Park, on a bus tour past Berwyn bungalows. The 45-minute tour featured bungalows on Riverside Drive, Maple Ave, and Home Avenue, as well as four of the Berwyn properties on […]

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  • Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2011

    Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour 2011

    Listen to the 2011 Radio Ad sponsored by the WhyBerwyn.com campaign: Bungalows and More… A tour off the Old Plank Rd · Route 66 Sunday September 25, 2011 – noon to 5 pm The Berwyn Historical Society invites you to participate in “Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour – Bungalows and More” to be held on Sunday […]

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  • 2011 Bungalow Tour Sponsors

    2011 Bungalow Tour Sponsors

    Bungalows and More… A tour off the Old Plank Rd · Route 66 is generously supported by our 2011 sponsors! (as of 08.18.11) If you see any of these people or visit the businesses, please tell them how much you appreciate their support of the Berwyn Historical Society. Art Moderne Sponsor: Tudor Sponsor: Craftsman Sponsors: […]

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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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  • Octoberfest 2011 in the Historic Depot District

    Octoberfest 2011 in the Historic Depot District

    We had a gorgeous day at the 11th Berwyn Octoberfest in the Depot. Thanks to all the people stopping by and expressing interest in the BHS and the upcoming Bungalows and More tour. We share the booth with the City of Homes/ Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative and they had some great conversation with Berwyn Bungalow […]

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  • BBPI — Preservation and Restoration of Historic Masonry

    BBPI — Preservation and Restoration of Historic Masonry

    Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series: Jack Tomczyk of Crafton Masonry Presented by City of Homes and the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM This is the second event in their Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series. This seminar will cover preservation and restoration of historic masonry and will […]

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