Friday, February 14, 2014

Western Springs Historical Society

February, 2014 Issue 31 Greetings everyone! While we are all hibernating inside, safe and warm, the Historical Society has been busy working on plans for 2014. Big projects on the horizon this year include our biennial Preservation Awards, and a May Day Festival the first Sunday in May...stay posted for more details in the coming months. In the mean time, please mark your calendars for the next lecture in our Adult Education series which is coming up on Wednesday, February 26th. I will be giving a presentation on the "Evolution of Education in Western Springs: 1872 - 2000" at 7 p.m. in the McClure Library. The lecture, which is open to everyone, will cover changes and challenges in education from the first school in La Grange through the turn of the 21st century. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and informative evening! WSHS Water Tower Museum On the Tower Green Open to the Public- Saturdays 10 AM - Noon Visit our exhibit to the first floor honoring Western Springs' most famous physician, Dr. Hospers. Come see a depiction of his office. Ekdahl House Museum Corner of Wolf Road and 43rd Street This outdoor museum is viewable seven days a week. The small one and one half story frame house is a visual representation of the history of Western Springs. It reflects the ongoing values established by the early settlers and the early residents of the Village. WSHS Archives and Workshop Grand Avenue Community Center, Second Floor Open to the Public-Tuesdays 9 AM - Noon Volunteers needed to catalog donated items and articles. Contact John Devona at 708.246.9230 Like us on Facebook Stay connected...Join our facebook page. We can keep you can keep us updated... WSHS Membership Information 100% member funded Did you know the Western Springs Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization and is supported solely through the generous donations of residents, businesses, and local organizations? Our mission is to instill an appreciation of the past and our village's unique heritage. We are one of the few historical societies that is not funded by public monies. If you would like to become a member and make a donation, go to

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