Event: Show and Tell: What’s In Your Collection?


Show and Tell: What’s In Your Collection?


Highland Park —- Like the “Show and Tell” of our old school days, the Highland Park Historical Society invites you on Monday April 17th at 7 PM to see treasured items or collections from local residents.  If not showing and telling, just join us to hear the collectors’ stories.   This year’s show and tell will include an artifacts from the Historical Society’s trove of local treasurers.  Meet a guy whose other car is a fire truck! Highland Park Library Librarian and local historian Julia Johnas will highlight books with no words, any ideas?

Many things can trigger memories or lead to the discovery of forgotten history or unique cultures and customs:

– A photo, letter, or postcard discovered in an old family album that re-opened childhood memories or revealed some remote family history.

– A unique flea market find that led you to research and discover culture and lifestyles of other times or places.

– A collection of “stuff” from your travels that you have grown to treasure.    

– A hobby that has become a passion and has taught you something you’d like to share with others.

These are all treasures, not necessarily in the financial sense, but invaluable as historical artifacts or keys to a wealth of memories and learning.

Whether or not you have a story to tell, please join us to learn the wide ranging histories and interests of our community members and their amazing experiences.   If you have something you’d like to present, please call or email by April 17th.   Otherwise please come with your favorite and we will try to fit you in.   After the formal presentations, there will be a reception to admire the various artifacts and chat with the owners.

Show and Tell will be at Highland Park Public Library Auditorium 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois.  For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or  Admission is free.