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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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  • Past Times — Spring 1996, Vol. 17, No. 1

    Past Times — Spring 1996, Vol. 17, No. 1

    This issue includes: “Letter from the President”, “The Pathway to Knowledge: Over 100 Years of the Berwyn Public Library System”, “Spring Antique and Collectible Sale Announcement”, “Membership list”, “Society News” Download the Newsletter as PDF

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  • World War I Memorial – Rededication ceremonies

    World War I Memorial – Rededication ceremonies

    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 […]

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  • Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Dedication

    Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Dedication

    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 […]

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  • 3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history

    3 simple steps to unearthing your home’s history

    “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 […]

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