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August 2022

"The History of Play" Event at Wonder Works

August 27, 2022 - 1:00pm5:00pm
Wonder Works Children's Museum

On August 27 Wonder Works Children's Museum will host a very special event in conjunction with Oak Park River Forest Museum at Wonder Works called "The History of Play." There will be games available for ages 3 to 103!

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September 2022

"Growing with the Gundersons" Walking Tour

September 10, 2022 - 10:00am11:30am
Longfellow Park Pavilion

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

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Bucky Halker Presents "The Great American Labor Song"

September 11, 2022 - 3:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

Live music shares the stage with history when Bucky Halker performs at OPRF Museum to honor the contributions of workers to American society. Halker will present a variety of songs that grew from the labor movement’s struggles to improve working conditions in Illinois and the rest of the nation in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Latinos in Illinois and the USA: Music as a Cultural History

September 17, 2022 - 3:00pm4:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

Music can be viewed and “read” as a tool to share the cultural values, roots, and history of a community. Numerous musical genres have shared the concerns of the Latino community throughout the years. Please join us as Catalina Maria Johnson presents an overview of music in the U.S.

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"Street of Dreams" Walking Tour

September 24, 2022 - 10:00am11:30am
The Depot, River Forest Park District

The Street of Dreams: Founding Families and Early Architects of Keystone Avenue. "Whoo Whoo! - Next stop River Forest!"

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October 2022

Guided walking tour of Forest Home Cemetery including live performances.

Tales of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk

October 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
Forest Home Cemetery

Join us for The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest's 31st Annual "Tale of the Tombstones" Cemetery Walk. Check back soon for more information about this year's theme.

Tours will depart from the cemetery's main gate in 10-minute intervals between 12 and 1:30 p.m., and the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. 

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Evans Field Walking Tour

October 22, 2022 - 10:00am11:30am

Once the home of the eponymous Wallace Evans Game Farm, history here is shared by Native Americans, early settlers, a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and now generations of hikers, bicyclists and fans of nature. We’ll walk past a marsh and through woods along the Des Plaines River that are home to diverse flora and fauna.

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