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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 ›

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150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln Inauguration Symposium Scheduled at Union League Club of Chicago

Note: This day-long event will feature some of the nation’s top Lincoln authors and experts, preview tour of Harold Washington Library display plus rarely seen … Read more ›

Ildi Elmore demonstrates to first grade students at Greenbriar School how make a turkey using a pinecone. (Jeff Danna, Tribune reporter)

First-graders learn about first Thanksgiving

The sound of waves crashing could be heard as Elizabeth Hopkins spoke to a group of Northbrook first-graders. The Pilgrim mother told the children about … Read more ›

Jewish veterans remember their war service

Chicago Tribune reports: As the nation thanks its veterans this week, a few members of the “greatest generation” will be honored Friday for waging World … Read more ›

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Mollie's War, the story of a WWII WAC

On October 20th, Cyndee Schaffer and her mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer presented a program at the Park (an assisted living facility) in Vernon Hills, about … Read more ›

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Guess who is 109 years old?

On November 18, 1901 the Village of Northbrook was incorporated as the Village of Shermerville. Celebrate Northbrook’s 109th birthday at a Northbrook Historical Society Open … Read more ›