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Events & Exhibits

Sep
10

Matzo Balls, Chopped Liver and the Midwest: Jewish Foodways of the Heartland

Throughout the Midwest, one finds numerous ethnicities and creeds, each of which has contributed much to the amalgam that has become “the Heartland.” The Jewish immigrants, from all over Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, who settled here added their unique heritage foods and recipes to this mix. However, many of these dishes did not necessarily remain the same as they had been when prepared elsewhere in the world. In fact, they often developed a distinctive Midwestern flavor. Join Dr. Ellen Steinberg, author of From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways, as she explores the fascinating evolution of Midwestern Jewish cuisine.
Jun
07

3rd Annual Save Stupey Cabin Picnic

$5 suggested donation for Stupey Cabin preservation. BBQ Picnic Live Old-Timey Music Kids' Activities & Petting Zoo Cabin Tours Plant Sale
Jun
1

Highland Park Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

The Highland Park Historical Society invites the community to step back in time together on June 1, 2013 from 11:00am – 4:00pm to observe the Civil War Sesquicentennial. As part of the Annual Stupey Cabin Picnic & Fundraiser, Civil War re-enactors will encamp on the lawn in front of the Francis Stupey Cabin located in Laurel Park, on St. Johns Avenue between the Highland Park Library and City Hall. No rain date is planned. The 10th Illinois Regiment will portray soldiers in a Union military camp in 1863. Military firings using black powder muskets will occur throughout the day.
Dec
22

THE HISTORY OF TOY TRAINS VI

HIGHLAND PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 326 CENTRAL AVE DECEMBER 22 - FEBRUARY 10 11-3pm SATURDAYS 1-4pm SUNDAYS INDIVIDUAL PASS $5.00 FAMILY PASS $12.00