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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

Apr
12

Destination Heartland

The history of the Midwest is remarkable and often surprising. Fortunately, people realized early on that it was worth preserving. Cynthia Clampitt will take us on a tour of destinations and events across the Greater Midwest that reveal how a region famed for supplying food actually supplied so much more, including iconic images, legendary individuals, and inventions that would change the world. From prehistory to present, Wild West to Wright Brothers, hear the tales and “visit” the museums, living-history venues, archaeological sites, historic towns, vintage farms, reenactments, and even restaurants that make the Midwest’s past accessible—and fun.
Mar
9

Highland Park’s Contributions to Lake County History Symposium, 2022

Highland Park Historical Society will host Highland Park-centric presentations from ‘The Built Environment: Architecture and Landscape in Lake County’, on Wednesday March 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Daughters of the American Revolution’s late 19th century project to document log cabins and where was Inventor Elijah Gray’s Factory really located?
Feb
10

The Inky Sea: Tattoos and the Navy

Naval history is rich in the culture and tradition of tattoos. Tattoos have been a part of the Navy for centuries and each one tells a story. Sailors get them for different reasons, at different places on their bodies, and done in different styles. In this presentation, we will discuss the ways in which tattoos and Navy culture intertwine, how they are part of Navy traditions, and view the many styles of Navy tattoos.

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Food Biography of Chicago

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

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