We’ve lost a dear friend in Sandra.
We are thankful for her time with us; for her expertise as our Housewalk Marketing Chair, and most of all for her enthusiasm and tireless support of the projects, events and the mission of the Irving Park Historical Society …
Take a trip back in time – before cars, before electric and before Irving Park was part of Chicago. The Irving Park Historical Society has put together a FREE one hour walking tour (see poster below for details) through the neighborhood where you will learn about the history of the area as well as hear stories of the neighborhood’s rich architectural history. At the end of the walk, refreshments, including wine and cheese, will be served at St. John’s Church, 3857 N. Kostner. A children’s activity, with prizes at the end, will be incorporated, so children of all ages are welcome. Please RSVP at http://iphs.org/event-calendar/midsummer-night-walk/. Hope to see you all for a great evening!
Wishing you and yours a happy and peaceful holiday season!
Our 21st Housewalk September 15th 2012
This years house and garden walk will be fabulous, featuring 6 houses and 3 Gardens! From a 1920s bungalow to one of the oldest and most treasured houses in the neighborhood.
This year, we have added a Trolly Car Style bus service to shuttle you between selected houses!
The walk is from 10am to 4pm, the starting point is at Mount Olive Church – 3850 N. Tripp (Byron Street Entrance).
You can buy advanced ticket vouchers at Pert Cleaner -4213 W Irving Park, City Newstand-4018 N. Cicero or on-line through PayPal.
Pre-Pay Ticket Vouchers are 20$ Each. (25$ at the door).
ADVANCED TICKET SALES IS NOW CLOSED
Please Bring your ticket or print out your PayPal invoice and bring it to the starting point with you as your ticket voucher on Housewalk Day!
THANKS TO EVERYONE who came out for last night’s meeting. Author Richard Lindberg treated us to some gruesome tales on not only Lizzie Borden, but “Heartland Serial Killers” Belle Gunness and Johann Hoch. We explored further some facts on famous mass murderer H. H. Holmes, learned a few new ones about OIP’s own infamous Dr. Eye, and had a good time discussing historic gore. Thanks to Mr. Lindberg, who always provides a wealth of information on any topic he shares with us. Next meeting is June 19 — stay tuned for details!
The Next IPHS Meeting is March 20th, 7pm. Do you know about the historic Lizzie Borden murder trial? Learn about the connection Old Irving Park has to this. Please visit our Event Calendar for the meeting details.
The Irving Park Hist0rical Society successfully launched its latest project on 2/13/2012. The project is called the Electronic Time Capsule. It is aimed at documenting current life in Old Irving Park for future generations. The project uses Internet technologies (Web, Email and Social networking), to allow for donations of Photograph/small videos to the Society to be included in the yearly time capsule. The intent is to present the highlights of the Time Capsule in a dedication ceremony at the end of each year! For information about the program and how to donate pictures click here.