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Inside OPRF Museum

January 21, 2021 - 11:00am11:30pm

Oak Park River Forest Museum has a new way for you to experience our collection and exhibits while our doors are temporarily closed because of state health guidelines. Join us "Inside OPRF Museum" on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m. (CST).

In this program on the third Thursday of every month, Historical Society members and staff share fascinating artifacts or stories from the museum’s collection. In this month's episode, Theresa Czarnik, a docent at Pleasant Home, will discuss the landmark home's original owner John Farson through his own eyes, looking at some of his scrapbooks from the OPRF Museum collection. Also, Historical Society Board President Peggy Tuck Sinko will share some funny anecdotes from a recently-donated 1956 Roosevelt Middle School yearbook. And in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Executive Director Frank Lipo will tell us about legendary local artist Geraldine McCullough, whose statue of MLK is on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol. 

View a recording of this program below or on our YouTube page.