Save the Stupey Cabin

Events & Exhibits

Events & Exhibits

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Save the Stupey Cabin Campaign

Save the Stupey Cabin Campaign

Building on the highly successful Stupey Cabin picnic held in June, The Highland Park Historical Society is launching a yearlong effort to raise $120,000 to preserve the pioneer structure 19th century building.

Vocational Arts and Better Homes in America

Vocational Arts and Better Homes in America

From the Highland Park Classroom to America’s Living Room

Upcoming Events


Marshall Field’s and Chicago, This event is presented as part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Bureau outreach

For over 150 years, Marshall Field and Company was Chicago’s store, run by the most innovative retailer of the 19th century. Chicago natives could easily identify a Field’s shopping bag at a hundred paces, and Chicago brides weren’t really getting married until they registered at Marshall Field and Company. Marshall Field and Company’s history is tightly entwined with that of Chicago.

Fun & Games: Sports and Leisure, Sixth Annual Lake County History Symposium

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM via ZOOM Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 9:30 - 11:30 AM via ZOOM Highland Park is well represented by two presentations: Wednesday: North Shore Yacht Club: A Century of Fun & Safety on Lake Michigan Saturday: A Day at the Beach (Ossoli Club of Highland Park) presented by Archivist Nancy Webster 

No Ketchup: Why Dennis Foley Ate 50 Hot Dogs in 50 Days

The Chicago-style Hot Dog - fit for kings and commoners alike. In Dennis Foley’s No Ketchup, you'll find Chicago's Top 50 hot dogs along with stories about the mom and pop entrepreneurs who slap the mustard on your wiener. No matter where you're at in the Chicago area, Foley will direct you to the nearest location for that tasty dog with plenty of snap. Get yours with everything or hold the relish. Whatever the case, stop in to one of these joints, grab a dog, and share a few words with the folks behind the counter as you knock down one of the greatest treats known to mankind.

COVID Survey

As you know, the Highland Park Historical Society collaborates to document the community, culture and people of Highland Park, Illinois in everyday life and in a broad context. Given the extraordinary circumstances, the Society, in collaboration with other Highland Park agencies, invites you to share your experiences now and in the future.


Food Biography of Chicago

Podcast The Highland Park Historical Society presents ‘Food Biography of Chicago’...