Events & Exhibits


How I Use DNA for Genealogy Research

Learn about the “why” and “how” of DNA testing for ethnicity and genealogy. Professional genealogist Caron Brennan provides case studies and examples for incorporating DNA results into family history research.

The Great Highland Park History Hunt

Seek geocache locations connected to Highland Park history. We’ll provide clues for 9 locations that you can search using the Illinois Digital Archives. Your search results will display the digital image and its description. Look for the geocache coordinates in the ​geographical field of the description. Enter the coordinates into your GPS device and discover the cache! Each cache will contain tokens (wooden nickels). Take one and collect all 9 by October 8. Find all 10 locations and you’ll qualify to enter the grand prize drawings!

“Visions of Highland Park Past & Present” Exhibition

This June art, photography and memorabilia will be displayed throughout Highland Park’s historical City Hall. The artwork will depict our community’s unique past and present. Artwork from the 19th and 20th Century on loan from The Highland Park Historical Society archives, will be exhibited with juried artwork from present day North Shore artists’, visions of Highland Park. This exhibit honors the important milestone of The Highland Park Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary.

The Ripple Effect: Caring for our Ravines

The north shore ravines are a defining feature of Highland Park. How did they come to be that way? Rebecca Grill, Natural Areas Manager for the Park District of Highland Park will explore the natural history of the ravines, human connections and look ahead to their future health.

Causes and Costs of Corruption

Highland Park Historical Society will host on Thursday April 14th at 7:00 PM ‘Causes and Costs of Corruption,’ presented by Juliet Sorensen.

Pearl Harbor Day Observance: Veterans Roundtable

Highland Park Historical Society will cohost with Highland Park American Legion Post a Veteran’s Day Salute at 7 pm on Wednesday November 11th. ‘Veteran’s Day Salute,’ will be presented at the Highland Park Public Library Auditorium 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park. For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society at 847.432.7090 or Admission is free.

Event Honoring Robert Seyfarth as a Highland Park Legend

The unveiling of Architect Robert Seyfarth as a Highland Park Legend plaque will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 24 at 1882 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois. Following the unveiling we'll have a reception and discussion in the Brenner Room at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois.