Join us as we welcome journalist and educator Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi to the museum to discuss her book, Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago.
Join us for a new web series on the last Friday of every month, when OPRF Museum historians answer your questions about Oak Park and River Forest history.
Take a stroll with us through scenic, historic River Forest on West Side Stories: People and Architecture That Shaped River Forest!
In anticipation of the 30th annual Tale of the Tombstones dramatic walking tours of Forest Home Cemetery on October 17, The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest has planned special walking tours west of the Des Plaines River, in a part of the cemetery that has never been visited during the regular October tours that leave from the main gate on Desplaines Avenue.
Paul Yambrovich, volunteer at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, will present a video and discussion about the history of this site on the Des Plaines River a few miles south of OPRF.
The Street of Dreams: Founding Families and Early Architects of Keystone Avenue. "Whoo Whoo! - Next stop River Forest!"
"What Does Equity and Justice Look Like for American Indian People Today?," will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Dorene Wiese's at OPRF Museum on Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m. Dr. Wiese will give a broad overview of the many Native tribes who have called Cook County home and the many tribal members who still live in the area today. Dr.
Join us for The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest's 30th Annual "Tale of the Tombstones" Cemetery Walk. Check back soon for more information about this year's theme.