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  • Urgent Time-sensitive message to our members and supporters

    Urgent Time-sensitive message to our members and supporters

    Dear BHS Members and Supporters: As you may know, we are in the process of renovating a building at 1401 Grove Ave, to be the new headquarters for the Berwyn Historical Society. We have requested that the City of Berwyn include a line item of $5000 in the City’s 2012 budget to subsidize our work. […]

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  • Join us! Seeking potential Board Members.

    Join us! Seeking potential Board Members.

    The BHS would like to build a list of potential future board members. If you are interested please email us (at info@berwynhistoricalsociety.org) a short biography along with a brief letter why you would be interest in serving on the board. Below are a few items we feel are important for a new board member. To […]

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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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