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The Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois is looking for handwritten recipes at least 50 years old. Bring your favorite family recipes to Oak Park River Forest Museum on Saturday, April 14, where CHNI will record your historic recipes and related and family culinary memories as part of their Cookery Manuscript Project.
Illinois Bicentennial Event presented by the Oak Park Public Library and the Oak Park River Forest Museum.
Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room
Women's History Walk: 105 Years of Voting and Activism
Join us for a tour down Lake Street as Historical Society guides tell the stories of women in our community who broke down barriers in the fields of government and civic life, cultural affairs, and social services.
Explore six homes in north central Oak Park which were built during the roaring twenties, when the area north of Division Street was transformed from vacant fields into luxurious brick homes of a wide variety of architectural styles. Join us and learn about how these beautiful homes came to be built and the fascinating people who lived in them.