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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

Nov
10

The Journey of Mollie’s War: WACs and WWII

Using her mother’s letters, Cyndee takes you on a romantic and always frightful journey of an American WAC during the height of WWII. She discusses women in the military during WWII and in particular, her mother’s experiences as a member of the Women’s Army Corps by taking you on a journey from inspiration to publication.
Oct
13

Lake County Barns, Many from Newport Township

Since 2015, John Rouse has photographed barns in Lake County. He has photographed over 200 barns with 500 plus images. In 2021, he launched the https://lc-farmland.net/ website to share the agricultural heritage of Lake county and farm life. It is a resource for educators, preservationist, genealogist, families, historical societies, and other organized groups.
Sep
22

Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick (and the Highlands)

This thrilling story of a daughter of America’s foremost industrialist, John D. Rockefeller, is complete with sex, money, mental illness, and opera divas—and a woman who strove for the independence to make her own choices. Rejecting the limited gender role carved out for her by her father and society, Edith Rockefeller McCormick forged her own path, despite pushback from her family and ultimate financial ruin. Author Andrea Friederici Ross was born and raised in Highland Park. Linda Barbera-Stein is a Highlands resident and realtor who is very knowledgeable on the Highlands development by McCormick She will provide information on what was accomplished.
Aug
6

Stupey Cabin Concert: Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole

A medley of music, language, stories, and culture secreted away in the Missouri Ozarks now has a voice in the tapestry of this world. With the blessing of the Creole people of the Midwest, Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest and excitement in a region that has been, in may ways, ignored by the history books. What many have considered to be long lost is alive and kicking. It’ll make your soul jump, your head spin, and your heart glad to know that it is still here. As they say in the hills, “On est toujours icitte: We are still here!!

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Food Biography of Chicago

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

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