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February 2024

February 29, 2024 - 7:00:pm — 8:00:pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum
History lovers and readers unite for the History Book Club. This month we will discuss the book Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles by Gary Krist. Books are available for loan at Oak Park Public Library, on hold behind the main desk under "History Book Club." Space is limited. Book Club is open to all current members of The Historical Society of Oak Park and

March 2024

March 7, 2024 - 6:30:pm — 8:30:pm
Nineteenth Century Club
Join The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest at our 2024 Museum Gala on Thursday, March 7 at the Nineteenth Century Club. This year we will honor Susan and Nick Bridge and John Rigas with the 2024 “Heart of Our Villages” Awards. To purchase tickets or sponsorships , please visit our online History Store , visit the Gift Shop at OPRF Museum, or call 708-848-6755. Susan and Nick Bridge
March 28, 2024 - 7:00:pm — 8:00:pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum
History lovers and readers unite for the History Book Club. This month we will discuss the book The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren. Books are available for loan at Oak Park Public Library, on hold behind the main desk under "History Book Club." Space is limited. Book Club is open to all current members of The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. To reserve your place or check

April 2024

April 25, 2024 - 7:00:pm — 8:00:pm
History lovers and readers unite for the History Book Club. This month we will discuss the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Books are available for loan at Oak Park Public Library, on hold behind the main desk under "History Book Club." Space is limited. Book Club is open to all current members of The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. To reserve your

May 2024

May 5, 2024 - 1:00:pm — 5:00:pm
"Tales Our Houses Tell," our annual Spring House Walk, returns to River Forest on Sunday, May 5th from 1 to 5 p.m. This year we are featuring interior tours of residences in the Southwest corner of River Forest. Check back soon for ticket sales and more information. No children under the age of 12 admitted. Houses are not ADA / wheelchair accessible.

June 2024

June 1, 2024 - 2:00:pm — 4:00:pm
Lindberg Park
Come see base ball the way it was meant to be played--according to the rules of 1858. (Back when Base Ball was two words!) This free event will feature the Chicago Salmon versus the Blue Island Brewmasters, both members of the Vintage Base Ball Association. The game will be held in Lindberg Park in Oak Park, in the open field along Greenfield Ave. Co-sponsored by the Park District of Oak Park.
Oak Park River Forest Museum
Come see dozens of beautiful and rare vintage automobiles on display on the streets around OPRF Museum when we present the third annual Vintage Car Show, co-sponsored by the Oak Park Vintage Auto Club and OPRF Museum. This family-friendly event is free to everyone and will include food trucks as well as music provided by Oak Park's School of Rock. OPRF Museum will be open with free admission for