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Events & Exhibits

Events & Exhibits

Click to see our current and upcoming events and exhibits.  Stay up to date on programs and see a calender view of upcoming events.

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 archives@highlandparkhistory.org .  We are sharing some early 20th Century photographs of local plants in the Stupey Gardens in Laurel Park as examples.

Upcoming Events

Jun
17

Exploring the Land of Lincoln

A one-of-a-kind travel guide, Exploring the Land of Lincoln invites road-trippers and history buffs to explore the Prairie State's most extraordinary historic sites. Charles Titus blends storytelling with in-depth research to highlight 20 must-see destinations selected for human drama, historical and cultural relevance, and their far-reaching impact on the state and nation.
May
11

Highland Park’s Lakefront Beach History, Lake County History Symposium, 2020

North Shore Yacht Club: A Century of Fun & Safety on Lake Michigan The North Shore Yacht Club (NSYC) is where Lake County has come to play on the waves on summer days for nearly a century, combining the exhilaration of boating on Lake Michigan with safety and camaraderie. Their records are housed at the Highland Park Archives and Local History Collections at the library. A Day at the Beach (Ossoli Club of Highland Park) The Ossoli Club of Highland Park created a public beach on the site of the current North Shore Yacht Club. In the summer of 1911, this public beach was replete with instruction, lifeguards, and play equipment in the sand and water. Club women chaperoned and supervised.
May
4

Ossoli Cookbook A fundraiser for the first public beach in Highland Park, Illinois

A joint meeting of the Highland Park Public Library and Highland Park Historical Society will host ‘Ossoli Cookbook, a fundraiser for the first public beach in Highland Park, Illinois,’ on Tuesday May 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. We are encouraging people to prepare a recipe from this antique community cookbook and discuss the results. This cookbook is available online via the University of Illinois.
May
1

A May Day Call for an Environment in Distress

The Highland Park Historical Society is putting out a May Day call for all hands that might be available, starting around 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The locations in distress are the environs of the Stupey Cabin, between City Hall and Highland Park Public Library, where months of inactivity, brought about by a worldwide epidemic, have left the grounds in disarray.

News

Food Biography of Chicago

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