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  • Sources to restore historic documents

    Sources to restore historic documents

    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, […]

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  • BBPI — Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series

    BBPI — Bungalows On Tap Seminar Series

    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 […]

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  • In loving memory…

    In loving memory…

    Our dear friend and former BHS president, Lori Thielen, parted with one of her dearest friends today. Her mother, Agnes Thielen died early Friday morning (May 27, 2011), surrounded by her loving daughter and son-in-law. Agnes was 92 years old. While she will be greatly missed, her life will be remembered and honored. Agnes was […]

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  • Past Times — Winter 2011, Vol. 30, No. 3

    Past Times — Winter 2011, Vol. 30, No. 3

    The Craft of a Berwyn Tailor by Elinor Schoback Lynch — My father, Louis Schoback, was proprietor of a tailoring business at 2144 South Clarence Avenue in Berwyn from 1927 through 1948. I was just a year old when he leased a store and started the business in a recently built two-story building at 22nd […]

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  • Workshop on Historic Preservation May 23rd

    Workshop on Historic Preservation May 23rd

    Workshop on Historic Preservation with Jean Guarino, architectural historian Monday, May 23, 6-8 PM Berwyn City Hall 2nd floor conference room 6700 26th Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Learn how to nominate a building as a local historic landmark. Does a building in your community have special significance? Was it designed by a notable architect? Does […]

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  • We will now have a permanent home

    We will now have a permanent home

    On  behalf of our board of directors and our President, David Olson, I am most pleased to announce that the Berwyn Historical Society has purchased a building and will now have a permanent home. We also wish to thank all of our former board members for being such good stewards of the monies raised by […]

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  • NEW! Custom Jewelry for Sale

    NEW! Custom Jewelry for Sale

    We just launched a custom jewelry series including pendants and bracelets. The jewelry features images of “Berwyn’s Past” and “Berwyn Gems”. These designs can currently be purchased at the Berwyn Public Library. (If they are out – leave your name and email and we’ll get in touch when new pieces are available again) Pendants: $15.00 […]

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  • NEW! BHS Postcards for Sale

    NEW! BHS Postcards for Sale

    We are excited to announce that we now offer postcards for sale with historic images of Berwyn. Matt Schademann created these special cards just for the Berwyn Historical Society. Each card is only $4.00 to collect, give as a gift or send to a friend. If you’d like to purchase any of these cards please […]

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  • Bungalow Walk 2010 — Afterparty

    Bungalow Walk 2010 — Afterparty

    Our after party took place at Garv Inn to honor our home owners with house plaques and say thank you to our generous volunteers. It was a wonderful event and everyone shared their experiences of the day and got to know each other a little bit better.

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  • Photos of the 21st Antique Sale 2011

    Photos of the 21st Antique Sale 2011

    Here are some pictures from the event. We will add images to the gallery as we receive them.

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