Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m., when The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will host its 2019 Annual Meeting. The meeting will include a brief business session to accept nominations of new board members and to report on some of the highlights of the 2018-19 fiscal year. In addition, we will honor all of our volunteers and bestow our annual volunteer awards.
Our stroll through southeast Oak Park's Gunderson Historic District will, of course, tell the story of how the Gunderson Brothers developed and promoted this neighborhood, but it will also include lesser-known stories, like the house once named the Oak Park Academy of Fine Arts, the controversial temporary homes built to ease the post-World War II housing crisis, why this neighborhood was once
The museum will be open regular hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. but will not be open for "Night at Your Museum" evening hours.
In addition to regular hours, OPRF Museum is open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of select months, so please check back for evening hours in the coming months.
Join us for History on Tap, a presentation by Liz Garibay on the history and culture of Chicago through the lens of beer. Learn about the history of Chicago's favorite libation as you sample beers from One Lake Brewing, the newly-opened brewpub at the corner of Lake Street and Austin Boulevard in Oak Park.
Take a walk with us through scenic and historic River Forest! Starting and ending at Trailside Museum, this walk down Edgewood and Thatcher Avenues will demonstrate why these two streets are an outdoor museum of architecture. You will also hear fascinating and surprising stories about some of the people who lived here and the drastic changes that some of these houses have seen.
Save the date for a Vintage Base Ball game between the Chicago Salmon and the McLean County Prairie Chickens at Lindberg Park in Oak Park. Check back soon for more details or call the museum at 708-848-6755.