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We encourage you to donate but would also be happy to add your images digitally to the gallery so you can keep the originals.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently we were asked if we knew of any companies that would be able to provide restoration services for a 1928 architectural blue print. The following two companies were suggested to us by staff of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. The Conservation Center (click name to go to the website) 730 N. Franklin Street, […]
Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series: Historic Windows Maintenance, Restoration and Renovation Presented by City of Homes and the Berwyn Bungalow Preservation Initiative Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 PM at Fitzgerald’s Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn Il. This seminar will cover historic windows and will be presented by John Videkis of Just Sashes. There will be […]