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  • Bake Sale and Raffle at the 2011 Antique Sale Fund-raiser

    Bake Sale and Raffle at the 2011 Antique Sale Fund-raiser

    Have Cake and win in the Raffle! It’s fund-raising time again, check out the great prizes below and buy tickets on Sunday. Event details can be found here! Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 — You do NOT have to be present to win! $120 “Dinner Party for 6” Under the Ginko Tree, […]

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  • 21st Annual Antique and Collectible Sale – This Sunday!

    21st Annual Antique and Collectible Sale – This Sunday!

    Come out and attend the 21st Annual Antique and Collectible Sale on Sunday, April 10th, 2011. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pavek Recreation Center 6501 31st Street, Berwyn (Between East Ave. and Gunderson) View Larger Map Admission is still only $2.00. (All proceeds to benefit the Berwyn Historical Society, NFP) If you’re not a fan […]

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  • April 9th, Bungalow Expo at the Merchandise Mart

    April 9th, Bungalow Expo at the Merchandise Mart

    Read the article in the Chicago Tribune! What is the Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo? The Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo is Chicago’s largest and most popular home restoration, preservation and energy-efficient renovation expo. Created in 2002 as the Historic Chicago Bungalow Expo and expanded in 2006 to include green home […]

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  • Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: Berwyn

    Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: Berwyn

    Thanks to our board member, Matt Schademann, who nominated Berwyn to This Old House, Berwyn, Illinois has been selected as one of This Old House’s Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2011. After researching hundreds of cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, This Old House decided Berwyn deserves special recognition for its […]

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  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    People come and people go, In and out of your life and so, When one shines bright among the rest, And is there when needed, you’re truly blessed. That is how I see you, friend of mine, And why I’m sending this Valentine. By Karl Fuchs We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s day. Thank […]

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  • 2011 Snowstorm: Send us your photos!

    2011 Snowstorm: Send us your photos!

    Do you have pictures of our 2011 blizzard in Berwyn, especially pictures of Landmarks? We would like to build a digital library for this soon-to-be-historic event. Please send JPGs (as large as you have them) along with your name and the location/time/date when/where you took the image and email them to info@berwynhistoricalsociety.org. If the files […]

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  • Past Times — Fall 2010, Vol. 29, No. 2

    Past Times — Fall 2010, Vol. 29, No. 2

    Former Berwyn Resident, Veteran Honored A veteran of World War II and former Berwyn resident, who was killed along with several others in a military plane crash in Nebraska in 1943, was among those honored when a Nebraska village dedicated a marker in their memory in August. Sgt. William G. Williams was one of seventeen […]

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  • Season’s Greetings

    Season’s Greetings

    Season’s Greetings to all of you, members and friends of the Berwyn Historical Society. Once again, colorful displays of lights and ornaments enhance our city and brighten these dark nights. This season renews our hope for better times. Berwyn, with its bungalows, Victorian, English Tudor, and other charming homes looks like a picture postcard this […]

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  • A big thank you to our new and renewing members for 2010/2011

    A big thank you to our new and renewing members for 2010/2011

    Nasri & Erin AbiMansour Ellie & Bernie Babka Jim & Char Bala Dorothy Bastian Robert Baumruk Clyde & Kathi Behrendt Lawrence Bell Laura Wacker Benak Ronald Benes Dolores Benes-Duy Berwyn Public Health Department Berwyn Route 66 Museum Robert Bliss Walter R. Bliss Paul S. Bloch Tom Brandsness James Bratager Debbie & Steve Busch Ed  & […]

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  • NEW images of the Berwyn National Bank

    NEW images of the Berwyn National Bank

    As part of the Berwyn Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, Sunday Nov 7th, Scott Lennon of the BDC openend the doors to the Berwyn National Bank for one hour to members and guests of the BHS. Here are the first images by Rod Piechowski. More to follow soon from Matt Schademann!

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