Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing
Exhibit is open during regular museum hours. Click here for more information on how to plan your visit.
The Des Plaines River is a prominent feature of River Forest and surrounding communities. Speaker John Elliott, a retired forest preserve naturalist, board member of the Chicago Audubon Society, and volunteer with the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, will survey the geography and political ideals that created the forest preserves along the river.
Dominican University, in partnership with Oak Park’s “Fair Housing at 50” Steering Committee, presents WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Lecture on Tuesday, January 22. The lecture, entitled “Examining Segregation 50 Years After the Fair Housing Act,” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division Street.
Hear antique toy expert Steve Sommers tell the history behind toys that have a connection to Oak Park, River Forest, and Illinois. Some are famous toys and some were failures, but they all make for great stories.
The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest and the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association are cosponsoring a program of "Musical Mementos" of the 1893 Columbian Exposition on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 1:15 pm at the Nineteenth Century Clubhouse, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Historical Society members who present their membership card will be admitted free to the program.
Oak Park River Forest Museum is adding evening hours to allow the whole community some extra chances to visit us. Visit us from 7pm to 8:30pm, and see how we glow at night!