Show and Tell: What’s in Your Collection?


Like the “Show and Tell” of old school days, the Highland Park Historical Society invited area residents to select an item from their personal collection that had a story they would like to share with others.  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. Listen in to learn the wide ranging histories and interests of Highland Park community members and their amazing experiences.

Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on February 19, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.