Event: Pieces of the Past, The Armchair Traveler’s Tour


Pieces of the Past, The Armchair Traveler’s Tour


Highland Park Historical Society presents ‘Pieces of the Past, The Armchair Traveler’s Tour’, focusing on the stories behind 64 HP-150 puzzle pieces that have popped up all over town. The program will be held in the auditorium of the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

To celebrate Highland Park’s 150th Anniversary, the Highland Park Historical Society and HP-150 Archives, History and Lakefront Committee, with Catherine Lambrecht, Jeffrey Stern and Nancy Webster co-curating, this open-air exhibit was inspired by a similar effort by the Waukegan Historical Society to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Waukegan Park District.

Highland Park has been very fortunate to have historically inclined residents who photographed and documented its people and places for future study. Railroads helped transition this settlement from farms to summer residences to year-round living. Those striving to make the community a permanent place to live created schools, a library and municipal services, such as police and fire departments and water supply systems. Some who served in the military and those who qualified for Olympic competition are also highlighted. Others who were creative in the arts and in producing early telephone and electric devices are featured among the many stories that the 64 puzzle pieces represent.

For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or   Admission is free.