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Events & Exhibits

Events & Exhibits

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Stupey Cabin since 1847

Stupey Cabin since 1847

Built in 1847 of hand hewn, virgin White Oak Timbers, this is Highland Park’s oldest standing structure. It was a Centennial gift from Exmoor Country Club to the Highland Park Historical Society and the people of Highland Park.

Highland Park’s Natural History

Highland Park’s Natural History

The Historical Society would like to encourage people to identify and “chalk” plants that they find in and around Highland Park and send an image of the result to .  We are sharing some early 20th Century photographs of local plants in the Stupey Gardens in Laurel Park as examples.

Upcoming Events


Open-Mic Poetry at Stupey Cabin Gardens

Open "mike" poetry with participation from Highland Park Poetry and Friends.  Share your (family friendly poetry) or volunteer to read poems by Highland Park poets of the past. You may contact us to advise you will be presenting or simply show up. There is limited seating, so please bring chairs and blankets to sit on. Information and questions should be directed to

Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Highland Park

A series and spectrum of acts that contribute to good neighbor ambiance. Highlighted events will illustrate the mosaic of community spirit and good neighbors. This program complements our Stupey Cabin lawn exhibit: Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Highland Park, funded by the Highland Park Community Foundation. This program will feature information left on the cutting room floor and the rich resources in the Highland Park Archives and Local History Collections. Tours of this lawn exhibit are conducted at 11 am when Stupey Cabin is open the first Saturday of the month. If you are not already on our email list and need the zoom link or have a question, please e-mail:


Food Biography of Chicago

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