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A rededication and a patriotic ceremony at the site of Berwyn’s World War 1 memorial took place on Nov. 6 and Nov. 10. The memorial is located at the intersection of Ogden Avenue, 34th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. The names of the WW I veterans were read, and wreaths were placed at the monument. Download […]
Save the Date! Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Dedication Monday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. Please join us as we celebrate the installation of Berwyn’s new Route 66 Scenic Byway wayside exhibits that chart the history of Berwyn’s stretch of the “Mother Road!” The event will be held adjacent to the parking lot of […]
“3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history in the County Building 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago” The information below is from a trifold-brochure the BHS published in 1992. The brochure was written and originally printed courtesy of House Researcher, Liz McManmon To start out locally you may skip to the end of this document […]
Wish You Were Here… Because you’d have the chance to meet a really nice group of people who are passionate about Berwyn’s history and sharing it with you. Date: Sunday, November 7th 2010 Time: 2:00 pm At the Berwyn Public Library 2701 S. Harlem Community Room–2nd Floor (Please ask a staff member at the library […]
We had a successful bungalow tour, exceeding our expectations! The skies were cloudy, it was breezy at times but the occasional sun and no rain made it a beautiful fall day for this tour. When asked, “Which home is your favorite” many responded “That’s hard to say, they are all so different”. The organizing committee […]
If you’re a fan of house tours, you won’t want to miss this one taking place this Saturday, sponsored by the Pleasant Home Foundation in Oak Park. October 2, 2010 10 am to 3 pm. Pleasant Homes: A Tour of Oak Park Arts & Crafts Interiors Tour six spectacular arts and crafts style homes, some […]
The Berwyn Historical Society received an email from London, UK looking for information about an individual: Alois (Louis) Jalovec If anyone reading this article and has any information regarding this person, please contact the BHS at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share it with the researcher. The Letter: Can you possibly help me? Would you have […]
A wonderful positive blogpost “The Sweet and Bungalow-down” Berwyn Bungalow tour approaching, September 02,2010 – Berwyn Life Historic Berwyn’s Bungalow Tour, September 26, 2010 – NBCchicago Weekly Sales & Events Calendar – Apartment Therapy Radio Ad by the BDC:
Do you have images of Berwyn’s history online you’d like to share. Send us your link and we may post them to this post for everyone to enjoy. Berwyn History by Binchen6 Berwyn Spindle by Mark 2400 part of the more recent history of Berwyn
The Condors Baseball Team by LaVergne Novak — Excerpt: In the mid-1930s, a group of boys and girls were playing baseball in a field on the west side of Grove Avenue, north of the Illinois Central Railroad tracks. Some “big guys” came along and chased them off the field because they wanted to use it. […]