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Researching for the House Walk: How Do We Find Those Stories?

April 18, 2023 - 7:00:pm — 8:00:pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States


Our annual Tales our Houses Tell spring house walk is coming up on Sunday May 7, featuring six wonderful houses located near Oak Park and River Forest High School. But first, get a behind-the-scenes peek at how we gather the stories that make Tales Our Houses Tell such an engaging memorable event.

A panel of our volunteer researchers who have worked on past house walks will discuss their research process, including how they approach studying a home’s history, the resources they rely on most, and some of the surprising, strange, or funny stories they have come across in the course of their house research. And, while we won’t be giving away the stories of the marvelous homes on this year’s walk, you may get a few hints to whet your appetite.

So join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 for a casual discussion with plenty of time for questions from the audience. This event is free to OPRF Museum members. Regular museum admission rates will apply for non-members.