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Celebrate 80 years of Nature at Trailside Museum

Trailside Museum of Natural History is not just housed in a very old mansion in River Forest (built 1876). Trailside Museum is getting kind of … Read more ›

Visitors to Trailside Museum in 1933 admire a caged coot.
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Trailside Museum Looking for Historical Photos and Memories

Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest will be celebrating 80 years of nature education in May of 2012. Trailside Museum is oldest of … Read more ›

DesPlaines Avenue Entrance to Forest Home Cemetery
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Forest Home Cemetery may hold key to solving 1907 Chicago murder

Many years ago arsenic poisoning was a very convenient way of committing murder due to the fact that modern forensics technology was in its infancy. … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

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Securing Your Future, An Early Stage Planning Seminar

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – World Health Organization, 1948 … Read more ›

1918 circus train derailment mentioned in ‘Water for Elephants’ was one of Chicago’s great unknown tragedies

It’s one of the Chicago area’s great forgotten entertainment tragedies, and the irony is that we probably wouldn’t even be standing here, in a cemetery … Read more ›

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Czechoslovak Heritage Museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum will hold an event to honor former Chicago Mayor Anton J Cermak on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4pm. The … Read more ›

Haymarket Martyrs Monument at Forest Home Cemetery
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"Haymarket Revisited" on April 12 at Oak Park Public Library Marks 125th Anniversary of Tragedy

In 1893, more than 8,000 people came to for the unveiling of the Haymarket Martyrs Monument at Forest Home Cemetery (then known as German Waldheim … Read more ›

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Gettysburg, Lincoln, and the Civil War in America

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center is pleased to present Gettysburg, Lincoln, and the Civil War in America, Thursday, February 24 – Sunday, February 27. The … Read more ›